It’s been three years since Janet Jackson has released new music, but that changed Thursday (Aug. 16) when the pop icon dropped a hot new single called “Made For Now,” a collaboration with reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee.
The uplifting anthem, produced by Harmony Samuels, was inspired by Janet’s love of music from around the globe. The Dave Meyers-directed visual sees Jackson and a bevy of dancers from all around the world taking to the streets of Brooklyn for a huge dance party.
Jackson and her longtime creative director Gil Duldulao handpicked the international dance crew, who hail from Ghana, Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana and the U.S. The dance party moves from the streets, to a rooftop, an apartment, and various other locations.
“Made For Now” is Janet’s first music release since her 11th studio album Unbreakable in October 2015 and will serve as the first single from that project’s highly anticipated follow-up.
Janet is currently on the second leg of her “State of the World Tour,” which wraps on October 2nd in Atlantic City. She and Daddy Yankee are scheduled to perform “Made for Now” for the first time Friday night (Aug. 17) on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”