Putting her vooice front and centre, it's a simple track with a simple thank you message to her fans: "I lived through my mistakes / It's just a part of growing / And never for a single moment did I ever go without your love / You made me feel wanted / I wanna tell you how important you are to me."
Sounding more like a Velvet Rope-era interlude than a fully-fledged song, the confessional tone and raw vocals still signal a return to form after a series of confused and aimless albums.
The untitled track can be streamed below.
According to Entertainment Tonight, the song will appear on Janet's upcoming album, Unbreakable, which discusses "the human spirit, love, marriage, Janet's precious family, and her fans."
The first single is set to be No Sleep - deliberately recalling a lyric on Go Deep, one of her most effortless pop songs. She's also announced a world tour, kicking off in Vancouver this August. So far, though, all 36 dates are scheduled for the US, suggesting a "wait-and-see" approach to the international outings.