Last Sunday night, Janet Jackson released a sexy slice of hot weather seduction called “No Sleeep”. The record is rocketing up the iTunes global pop chart and looks like it may be the first look at what could be an historic comeback.
At 3:26 the joint is all whispered hypnotic seduction where she threatens to keep her lover up all night while she handles her business. Classic Black Pop production team, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have reteamed with Janet after a long layoff, and have delivered a down tempo smash that recalls the vocal style of the late hip-hop princess, Aaliyah.
The firm of Jackson, Jam and Lewis were collectively responsible for co-creating the lion’s share of 21 number one pop singles in a run that lasted from late 1985 until 2001 that included “What Have You Done For Me Lately”; “Nasty”; “Rhythm Nation”; “Funny How Time Flies”; “That’s The Way Love Goes” and “Got ‘Til It’s Gone”. This is required listening. Her album is expected to drop this fall. I can’t wait.