Janet Jackson is returning to the pop music scene in a big way, recording music for several years on the DL with producer Ian Cross.
Her last album, "Discipline," debuted in 2008 - meaning the world's gone without for over six years! Because Janet's a busy woman traveling all around the world, Cross set up portable monitors for her to record music to "assure sonic consistency wherever they choose to work." Meaning... her album is gonna be the shit!
Cross says the two became friends organically, so working together creatively is a breeze. A crazy, Jackson breeze.
Janet and I had a little bit more of a special relationship because we became friends naturally. You meet a lot of people and you become friends with a couple of them, but sometimes there is one person you become really good friends with. No rhyme or reason, it’s just what’s meant to be. That’s what happened with Janet. She asked me to work on an album with her called “Discipline” in 2007 and, again, just do the same thing, produce the vocals. That led to her hiring me full-time to work with her. That’s where I’m at now.
Cross admits there's a lot in the works right now, but fans can expect her best work yet:
"The new album is going to be great. It’s a process. There’s a lot in store, yet to come. I can’t go into too many details but I think Janet Jackson’s fans are going to be very excited about the new album, and I think people who don’t know her as fans are going to be excited about it, too."
Are YOU excited for new Janet?