Despite two new tracks in rotation, "Nothing" and "Heartbeat Love", there is disappointing news for Janet Jackson fans: Jackson tells Rolling Stone she is "not working" on a new album.
"'There was a time where I was actually in the studio and I was recording, but I’m not working on an album,' she says. 'There have been a lot of record labels that have asked me to sit down and talk with them, but I don’t know if I want to do something completely independent, or go with a major.' Discipline was Jackson’s first disc on Def Jam after she left her longtime label Virgin. So what about the new songs? 'Nothing' is a one-off she co-wrote and co-produced with Jermaine Dupri for the new Tyler Perry film Why Did I Get Married Too?, and the lyrics reflect the tensions and turmoil between characters, like Angela’s trust issues with Marcus ('You can even have the password to my phone'), as well as her own character Patricia’s guilt and regret over Gavin ('We should cherish every moment like it’s the last'). As for the second song, Jackson said she did it as a favor for Rodney Jerkins for 'fun.'"
In related news: Earlier this week, Janet and Tyler Perry appeared on ET and Today to promote the April 2nd release of Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too. Janet is already getting rave reviews for her emotional performance as Patricia, who seemingly unravels on the screen. "Nothing" will play over the end credits in WDIGMT.The Jermaine Dupri-produced track was leaked several days ago, listen to it HERE.