Janet Jackson has been quiet for a long time, but she’s about to come back with a new album, probably titled Conversations In A Cafe, and a new world tour. Today, she shared “No Sleeep,” her first single in seven years. As blockbuster returns go, this one is refreshingly quiet. It’s a slinky, whispery song, built more around a vampy groove than on any obvious hook. Jackson recorded it with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the great production duo that she’s been working with since the ’80s. She’s always sounded a lot like Michael, but she sounds even more like him than usual on this one. Listen to it below.
“No Sleeep” is out on iTunes tomorrow. The new album is due in fall.