Janet Jackson May Be Working On New Music
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.01.2014
According to producer Ian Cross...
In an interview with Barefood Sound (via Billboard), vocal producer and engineer Ian Cross said that Janet Jackson is working on a new album, her first since Discipline six years ago. He helped engineer her last three albums.
He said: "Janet [Jackson] 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. 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. The Janet Jacksons of the world can't just spend their time in one studio in one city anymore…we've been working in Qatar. We've been working in Paris, the Middle East, and now we feel like we can work anywhere," he said. (BTW, Janet's husband, Wissam Al Mana, is a Qatari businessman, which helps explain her city-hopping recording schedule.) "The new album is going to be great. It's a process. There's a lot in store, yet to come."
Her last tour was in 2011 with Number Ones, Up Close and Personal.