Janet Jackson has announced Unbreakable, her first album since 2008’s Discipline. Today, more details emerged from the project.
Unbreakable feature singles “No Sleeep” with J. Cole and “The Great Forever,” as well as a Missy Elliott collaboration called “Burnitup!” According to a press release, Unbreakable is based on these themes:
Janet’s views on where we stand today as individuals and as the inter-related elements of a planet. Some of these relate to her convictions passionately expressed in Rhythm Nation 1814, including the need to bring things out in the open and to have a dialogue. The album also will mark the first time Janet Jackson has opened up about her brother Michael and with reflections concerning her youth. Inherent in this music will be her feeling that we must learn to celebrate life and the things each of us experiences and endures and how that process can make each person stronger. The album, she assures her fans, contains messages and observations throughout, that are based on the fact that Janet Jackson has lived a lot of life.
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who have been working closely with Janet on this project, said about their work with the icon so far:
“It’s wonderful to be creating again with Janet. From songwriting, producing, arranging, singing, dancing, acting, she deftly does it all and truly personifies the word artist. Unbreakable is a gift to all of her fans who have steadfastly stood by her. It is a subject for conversation, a plea for compassion, and a call for action from someone who’s come a long way, but has got a long way to go, and has much to say about it. In other words, if you want to know what’s on her mind you only have to listen.”
Check out the tracklist below, and pick up Unbreakable when it releases on Oct. 2.
02 Burnitup! (Feat. Missy Elliott)
03 Dammn Baby
04 The Great Forever
05 Shoulda Known Better
06 After You Fall
07 Broken Hearts Heal
09 No Sleeep (Feat. J Cole)
10 Dream Maker/ Euphoria
11 2 B Loved
12 Take Me Away
14 Lessons Learned
15 Black Eagle
16 Well Traveled
17 Gon B Alright
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