Janet Jackson is officially back.
After announcing a new album and tour on her birthday last month, the pop diva unveiled Monday morning “No Sleeep,” her first new music in more than five years. The track is the first single from her upcoming, as yet untitled new 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’ma 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, candle-lit 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, which is likely to be heard as welcome news from fans. The pair hasn’t led one of her projects since 2006’s “20 Y.O.”
Jackson’s new album, which is 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.
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