I hate to be one of those dudes that comments on a female artist’s looks before her talent, but I would be remiss if I didn’t say that Janet Jackson is certified forever fine. Less than two weeks shy of her 50th birthday, and allegedly expecting her first child, she looks incredible. And not only does she look fantastic, she still moves with the precision and fluidity that she did almost 30 years ago. Her wispy vocals are perfect for the contrasting feathery flights over heavy trap-leaning R&B beats aesthetic that’s popular right now. And last year’s Unbreakable was an understated yet impressive quasi-return to form with an updated appeal.
Her new video for Unbreakable standout “Dammn Baby” finds her in all black killing choreography, which instantly recalls her 1989 hit “Rhythm Nation.” It’s a glitchy black-and-white affair with women of all shapes, sizes, and colors destroying some choreo. It’s simple, but you don’t need much more than that when you move the way Janet does. Watch.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) May 5, 2016
Unbreakable is out now.