Janet Jackson’s hint at new music while talking to Zoe Ball on Radio 2
Janet Jackson was a guest on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 this morning, talking about her new documentary and the possibility of new music.
At first, Janet thought the documentary would be boring for everyone, but told Zoe that her favourite episode was the first one because it’s about her family, growing up and her brothers and sisters. “Everything else after that really is more so about me and I thought ‘Oh my gosh, this is so boring, are they gonna take to this?’ But I’m just so happy that everybody has just been really really liking it,” she said.
Janet’s brother Randy produced the show and she admitted that he got on her nerves: “He was a big, annoying brother,” she told Zoe, “but he’s a man of God and it was a blessing to have him there and to bounce stuff off of and to tell me, ‘No use that, don’t use this, that’s better than this and I think people would like this best’ and so to bounce those ideas off of, it was very nice.”
There were some difficult things about Janet’s life included in the documentary, which wasn’t easy for her. “It was hard, it was cathartic, therapeutic, but it was difficult,” she revealed, “It was draining, but you know just had to come to work and open, completely open.”
When it comes to Janet’s music, she says she always gets embarrassed when she hears her songs on the radio and it’s the same for her when it comes on in a club or in a store when she’s out shopping!
Zoe wanted to know if there will be a new single from Janet because at the end of the documentary there’s a tease about new music.
Janet answered: “The funny thing about that, that song I recorded it three years ago and watching the documentary… I thought oh it would be so great to put this song in, would be so fitting to my Love I Love right there, just as music for the documentary… that was it, and people have taken to this song so much that now at this point we’re thinking ok well maybe we should make it a single and maybe it would be the thing to do, so we’ll see what happens.”
Sounds like that’s a yes!
If you missed the full interview on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on Radio 2 – listen back on BBC Sounds.