Diva makes herself heard
‘ No Sleeep’ is the first new music from Janet Jackson in more than five years.
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.
JANET JACKSON, seen in 2011, reunited with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on the new track.