Janet Jackson Unbreakable Album Jimmie Jam and Terry Lewis speak

Janet Jackson Unbreakable Album Jimmie Jam and Terry Lewis speak

THE POP ICON, 49, HAS REUNITED WITH JIMMY JAM AND TERRY
LEWIS—THE DUO BEHIND RHYTHM NATION 1814—FOR A COLLECTION
THAT’S “TOTALLY DIFFERENT” FROM ANYTHING SHE’S DONE
It’s been a while since we’ve had a
new Janet Jackson album (her last,
Discipline, came out in 2008). And it’s
been even longer since she’s teamed up
with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry
Lewis, the hitmaking duo behind 1986’s
Control, 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814,
1993’s janet., and 2001’s All for You. But
according to Lewis, they didn’t miss a
beat when they convened for her latest.
“This process was like the past,” he
says. “It’s always different, but we just
melt into a unit of creativity.”
The trio began building around
the idea of Unbreakable, which is also
the title of Jackson’s forthcoming
world tour. In fact, the two projects
were conceived concurrently, with
Jackson working all day at rehearsals
and then reporting to the studio to
record at night. “With Janet, it’s always
about feel,” says Jam. To wit: The
single “No Sleeep” was a track that
Jam had forgotten about until Lewis
ran across it while combing through
his computer. “Janet said, ‘Ooh, what’s
that? You didn’t play that for me!’
Janet loved it. The feeling that she got
when she heard it is the feeling she
wanted the fans to have.” Other songs
include “The Great Forever” and
“Night,” and according to her closest
professional confidants, the mix of
styles on the album is unprecedented
in Jackson’s career. “I think it’s totally
different from any of the albums,” says
Jam. “But it feels like her.”

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