In May 2015, Janet Jackson surprised everyone by announcing she was set to release new music and head out on a world tour. The then-untitled album would be her first in seven years and would satisfy fans who at that point had no idea whether she would ever make music again. The star had been M.I.A. for a few of years, rumoured to be living in the Middle East with then-husband, Wissam Al Mana and only popping up vary occasionally in a paparazzi pictures.

A few months after the announcement, fans were treated to the album’s lead single, ‘No Sleeep’.

I loved this song from the moment I heard it. Whilst arguably not the most summery song, it will always make me think of a summer holiday I had in NYC. After standing outside Starbucks busking their wifi to download the track, I spent the rest of the day in Central Park with the song on repeat. Now every time I hear this song it takes me back there 🙂

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