Made for Now

I have a day to rejoice as I found a video from one of my favorite artist of all time Janet Jackson. She slayed in her vibrant “Made for Now”  video and I’m was put in a good mood all day long, God knows I love me some Janet! In the last year since I heard about her, Janet has been through a lot. She gave birth to her son Eissa, separated from her husband, prepared to continue with her international tour, received the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, headlined music festivals all summer, and mourned the loss of her father. At 52 years young, she’s still bopping around to intense choreography with hardly any breaks for two hours on her current tour, performing all of her smash hits, and looking incredibly fierce while doing her thing. When she announced that she would be returning to the tour after having her baby, I didn’t think Janet would return back that quick.

Due to the precarious essence of politics, her tour began last year with a socially conscious stance to confront police brutality, domestic violence, and homophobia. It was very much needed with the social justice wave of the current moment, which is what she’s proclaiming as the necessity of showing appreciation to the cultures around the world that influence the charts.

“Made for Now,” the first single Janet has released since Unbreakable features Daddy Yankee and dancers from Ghana, Nigeria, and Trinidad partying across Harlem to Brooklyn, New York. From all the way down to the choreography, the video takes the viewer on a journey. It was directed by Dave Meyers, who is known for working on videos for Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, SZA, and collaborations with Missy Elliott and P!nk. It’s no longer about the music, it’s about people, the world, relationships, and the love we express to one another.

Take a look at the video “Made For Now” and you’ll thank me later.

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