When you woke up this morning, you might have noticed that things feel a little bit differently today.
You’re not sick. (Well, you could be.) That’s not a hangover. (Well, it might be.) What you’re mostly experiencing is the aftershock of The Return Of Janet — Ms. Jackson Privacy Control.
After actual years of teasing, rumors and subtle hints (like the lone tweet she tweeted just a few weeks ago), legendary icon, “Free Xone” LGBT Warrior and nasty groove enthusiast announced last evening that she is, indeed, returning to music.
“My conversation…#ConversationsInACafe” Janet casually tweeted along with a link to her Vimeo announcement. (Song lyric? Album title? Already dead.) Also, how fiercely independent is a Vimeo announcement? Fuck your YouTube. Fuck your Tidal. Queen of actual HD video and sound.
With the camera trained on recording equipment, Janet allowed her sultry lips to do the purring in the 50 second teaser…
“I promised you’d hear it from my lips and now you will. This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going…”
That’s right: The Janet Motherfucking Jackson Comeback has begun.
New music. New world tour. A new movement. What if it’s a socially conscious Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 for the year 2015? Will she reunite with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis yet again in the studio? Who is prepared? How have we deserved this blessing?
It’s time for a true pop legend to reunite the Rhythm Nation, take us inside the velvet rope once again and show us what some actual discipline and control feels like.
Thank you, Janet. Thank you, God. I could cry. Here we go now.