Janet Jackson Debuts ‘No Sleeep’ Lyric Video

by | PopCrush
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You tired, boo? Too bad, ’cause we ain’t gonna get no sleeep now that Janet Jackson has released the brand new lyric video for her recently dropped slow-burning jam “No Sleeep.” The hypnotic single is the first taste of what’s to come off the iconic artist’s highly anticipated eleventh studio album — and now, fans can finally sing along.

The lo-fi video begins with a sleepy, unfocused shot of a lit candle that then fades into a clip of a mixing board in a studio as the sultry, R&B throwback beat kicks in, Jackson cooing “plush” in her best bedroom voice (is there any better kind?). Clips of real lyric sheets—some of which contain handwritten notes and song changes—are interspersed with brief, intimate footage of the artist blissfully vibing out in the studio while recording her next album.

“No Sleeep” was co-produced by Jackson, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis; the single was released worldwide on June 23. Jackson’s upcoming as-yet-untitled album is due out in the fall, and will be the artist’s first full-length studio release since 2008’s Discipline. The album will also serve as the first to be released off Jackson’s own Rhythm Nation Records imprint label. In addition to new music, fans can catch the R&B/pop diva live this fall at her Unbreakable World Tour which kicks off August 31 in Vancouver.

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