Is Janet Jackson hard at work a new studio album?
Well, if hints thrown out by members of her camp are anything to go by, it’d be safe to say she is.
Come on, we’ll fill you in below…
In the snap above, Janet can be seen in the company of her sound engineer Ian Cross during a recent trip to Turkey, unveiled to the world after reports indicated he had been following her around the world since September 2012- collaborating with her on every stop she makes.
Quite interestingly, the anticipation for the supposed project reached fever pitch when the icon’s fan base when it emerged that Cross had been appointed the role of A&R/Producer Engineer at Janet Jackson Music, and after he shared the following message online below…
“Music has taken me to some crazy places but I never thought it would bring me here. This is Doha, the capital of Qatar. It occupies the Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the South, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.
It’s home for the next few weeks. Qatar is kinda like the Switzerland of the middle east. Very peaceful and neutral in it’s politics. They are a very kind, thoughtful people. And quite frankly, too rich to think about becoming suicide bombers. Janet and I always talked about getting away from it all and recording in paradise. Given her new husband is from Doha we packed up a studio, rented a villa on the beach and came here to make music. I know, I know. I’m one lucky bastard.”
We can’t wait to hear what they cook up.
In saying that, we hope more effort is placed in introducing Janet’s best work to an audience who may not be as familiar with it as her fans are. For, as crazy as this sounds, there are some (see fans of today’s brightest stars) who are unaware of the brilliance that was/is Brand Janet.
The videos. The choreography. The music.
Indeed, while it’s ultimately the music her fans will enjoy most from this new album, it’ll be Janet’s presentation of herself that will determine its success.
A presentation, that will hopefully use some kind of medium to showcase her discography, achievements and art to an audience that can be a little forgetful (see Tyra Banks’ use of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ to establish a ‘done did it’ status in her field)