June 22, 2015


Listen to Janet Jackson's First Single in 7 Years, "No Sleeep"

She's really back! And sounding more like herself than ever.

Janet Jackson officially kicks off her musical comeback by revealing her first new single in seven years, "No Sleeep" (not a typo FYI, Janet loves playing around with correct spelling—her last album Discipline included song titles like "Greatest X," "Luv," "Can't B Good" and "Never Letchu Go").

Over lush synthesizers, a subtle organ part and a crackling beat, Janet brings her signature-smooth croons and harmonies to a track that sounds like it could have been a hit in the '90s, but still sounds fresh for 2015. Of course, there's a slew of the diva's classic nasty lyrics—"You better get ready my king, 'cause I'm gonna be the queen of insomnia"—making this feel like the perfect comeback single to remind everyone why Janet Jackson still rules.

"No Sleeep" was produced by Jackson's longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who worked with her on classics like "Together Again" and "Doesn't Really Matter." 

This is the first new song from Janet's upcoming album, which is very likely titled Conversations in a Cafe. Last week she debuted a tiny taste of new music with a dreamy, 43-second snippet that recalls her work from her classic '97 album The Velvet Rope. Still no official word on when the new Janet album's coming, but we can all look forward to a world tour kicking off later this summer.