Janet Jackson Premiers Cultural “Made For Now” Single With Daddy Yankee (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)

Janet Jackson makes a come back to the music arena in over three years with another probable global hit. The new single “Made For Now” is possibly from Janet’s long-awaited twelfth studio album. The song is an uplifting tribute to the African culture, including music, dance, and way of life. Daddy Yankee also contributes in vocals in this track.

Janet Jackson premiered the single on The Tonight Show-her first late night show in 14 years. Even this live performance was full of energy and included a massive cast, much like the original music video.

“Made For Now” is a fusion of afro music, dancehall, and even Latin Pop. So, it is truly global music. You can watch the Dave Meyers directed music video below.

Watch “Made For Now” Music Video


Download “Made For Now” Single on iTunes and Amazon

This comeback single is already making quite a buzz in the industry. It would be intriguing to see how the song performs on top charts.

Janet Jackson spoke about the new single with iHeartRadio:

“Growing up with different bodies of music and having so many kids in the family, I’ve been fortunate enough to have an eclectic library of music. I’m just doing something different that once again has been a love of mine, but still trying to do different things.”

Lyrics Review and Song Meaning of “Made For Now”

The lyrics to the song are really simple and upfront.

The song is a celebration of life. It pushes us to live in the moment and enjoy the present moment. Past is already spent and future is yet to come. The present is the only thing that is in control, so relax and enjoy it. Live life to the fullest, because you never know if the future will be nice to you.

Below is a rough translation of Daddy Yankee’s verse in the song;

“Up the race, we are in the house
Release in band to ‘what delays you
Move that fast-fast
Move that fast-fast
We do not stop it, you do not escape
I am a volcano but you are lava
We follow lighty, lighty, turn on
Live it today, tomorrow is over”

The song is a pure ode to life and African culture.

We love this electric and vibrant track by Janet Jackson. The inclusion of Daddy Yankee with a Latin influence is an added bonus.

Let us know what you think about the new song “Made For Now” by Janet Jackson in the comments below.

Full Lyrics to “Made For Now”

 

Adam McDonald

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