Janet Jackson‘s long-awaited 11th studio album ‘Unbreakable’ danced onto shelves after a seven-year hiatus. In honor of the Queen’s return, we have singled out our top 5 songs from the icon’s new project.
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1. ‘BURNITUP’ (feat. Missy Elliott)
Two legends come together on this track to create an undeniable club anthem. Janet provides a twist on the typical dance track by giving it a ‘back in the day’ groove while still keeping it authentic to today’s audience. Well done divas!
2. ‘Dammn Baby’
While a little hesitant to hear the track based on its title, we’re gladly reminded here to never judge a song by its name. Or spelling. For, this infectious cut surprised us in earnest. Imagine Chris Brown’s ‘Loyal’ laced with a sassy motivational message — with a side helping of old school.
If a remix were to be commissioned in the future, we foresee The Weeknd being a sure fit. The song would be a perfect match for ‘The Hills’ singer. In any case, remix or not, a single roll-out could easily help entice a younger demographic to the elusive Pop queen.
3. ‘The Great Forever’
If we did not know any better, we would’ve swore Michael Jackson himself blessed this track with his presence. Janet toys with her voice in a manner that channels her iconic big brother, while creating something fresh for her own discography. Irresistable.
4. ‘2 B Loved’
Boasting a sound that is reminiscent to the ‘All For You’ era, ‘2 B Loved’s funky production paired with Jackson’s sensual voice creates a passionate mid-tempo we can’t help but have on repeat. As Janet croons about needing love, we wilfully get lost in her sugar-sweet vocals.
On the LP’s title track, Ms. Jackson belts about an unbreakable love and an unbreakable bond with her fans. Euphoric, anthemic, and uplifting, ‘Unbreakable’ serves as an illustrious intro to the record and sets the tone for what we feel is her strongest body of work in a over a decade.
Ms. Jackson has returned with a vivacious vengeance. Merging her classically applauded sound with a modern twist, Janet (along with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis) has created the perfect musical marriage within this album.
New record, world tour, new movement: what’s next for Janet? We, for sure, can’t wait to see what’s to come.
What are your favorite tracks from Unbreakable? Weigh in below!