It's a great week to be a fan of Janet Jackson. The legendary "All for You" singer kicked off her Unbreakable World Tour, revealed the release date, artwork and tracklist for her first new album in eight years and now, she's dropped that record's title track, "Unbreakable."
Much like the other songs fans have heard from Jackson's Unbreakable album, the title track has the distinctive Janet sound, with her smooth, sultry and sweet vocals playing against a subdued beat. This song retains the coolness of the first Unbreakable track fans have heard, "No Sleeep," while being totally thematically different, focusing on Jackson's return to the world of music.
This point is driven home at the very end of the song, when with a knowing wink, Jackson gives a spoken outro against some finger snaps. "Hello. It's been a while. Lots to talk about. I'm glad you're still here. I dedicate myself to you. I hope you enjoy," she says, directly addressing the listeners who have waited so long for a taste of new Jackson music.
"Unbreakable" is the third track that fans have heard from the album of the same name. Jackson first released the record's lead single "No Sleeep" featuring J. Cole and during her tour's kickoff, she rolled out the Missy Elliott feature "BurnItUp!" Jackson also has released a short snippet and the full lyrics to another album track, "The Great Forever."
Unbreakable will be released on Oct. 2. Meanwhile, Jackson continues on her world tour, which will stop tonight (Sept. 4) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.