Hear Janet Jackson’s New Single, ‘No Sleeep’

by | PopCrush

Less than a week after Janet Jackson teased a snippet of new music, she’s surprised the internet with another brand-new song, “No Sleeep.”

Janet tweeted the YouTube audio clip today (June 22), with the message, “I dedicate this to My Love #NoSL333P #ConversationsInACafe.” So is the album called Unbreakable or is it Conversations In a Cafe? You are really keeping us guessing, Janet.

The song opens with the sound of heavy rain (very “quiet storm“) before launching into the chorus, “You missing me / I’m missing you / Whenever we meet, we ain’t gonna get no sleep.” Spin reports, per a press release, that Jackson made “No Sleeep” with longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

The sultry beat takes its time as Janet breathes, “48 hours of love / It’s gonna be a weekend marathon / So you better get ready my king / Cause I’m gonna be the Queen of Insomnia.” Her “Love” sounds pretty lucky.

The title may remind some fans of another Jackson-Jam-Lewis collaboration, “Go Deep” from 1997’s The Velvet Rope: “We go deep and / We don’t get no sleep / ‘Cause we be up all night / Until the early light.” It’s unclear whether this is an intentional callback or not, but one thing’s for sure: Janet still knows how to turn out a solid bedroom jam.

Listen to the new track above, and check out the current list of dates for her upcoming Unbreakable World Tour here.

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