Diva makes her­self heard

‘ No Sleeep’ is the first new mu­sic from Janet Jack­son in more than five years.

Los Angeles Times - - POP & HISS - By Ger­rick Kennedy ger­rick.kennedy@ latimes.com Twit­ter: @ger­rick­kennedy

Janet Jack­son is of­fi­cially back.

Af­ter an­nounc­ing a new al­bum and tour on her birth­day last month, the pop diva on Mon­day un­veiled “No Sleeep,” her f irst new mu­sic in more than five years.

The track is the f irst sin­gle from the un­ti­tled al­bum.

On the slow jam, which she ded­i­cated to her “love” ( Jack­son qui­etly mar­ried in 2012), she prom­ises a lover a long night of pas­sion.

“It’s go­ing to be a week­end marathon / so you bet­ter get ready my king / ’ cause I’m a be the queen of in­som­nia,” she sings.

The track is sexy and smooth in its melodies and a welcome throw­back to Jack­son’s groove- heavy, can­dlelit R& B of the ’ 90s ( we sug­gest re­vis­it­ing 1993’ s “Janet”).

For “No Sleeep,” Jack­son re­united with long­time pro­duc­ers and friends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and that is likely to be welcome news for fans.

The pair hasn’t led one of her projects since 2006’ s “20 Y. O.”

Jack­son’s new al­bum, due in the fall, will be re­leased on BMG and her own Rhythm Na­tion im­print. Her re­cently an­nounced Un­break­able World Tour will hit the Fo­rum in Oc­to­ber.

Ge­naro Molina Los An­ge­les Times

JANET JACK­SON, seen in 2011, re­united with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on the new track.

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