Missy Elliott’s brief but electrifying performance with Ciara at the American Music Awards Tuesday (Oct. 9) has fans wanting more. Well, we don’t have to wait much longer as the icon announced plans to release her first full-length project in 14 years.
Her subtle hint about new tunes landed on social media Oct. 6. In her customized animoji, Missy shared a possible new single titled, “Cool Off.” The tune is all about moves as Missy shared plans to get us all dancing again.
“For so long I was hesitant to put out music in fear no one would get it because people said music has changed & my sound been so different,” she tweeted. “But now I’m like hey, bump it make music that feels good to me, let me get y’all a**es dancing again.”
The world has clearly missed Missy. Over the years, she’s released several singles with assistance from Pharrell and Timbaland. In 2008 she planned to release the melody-driven album, Block Party but the project was ultimately put on hold. It wasn’t until 2012 we got a few jams like “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat” with production from close friend and partner in musical crime, Timbaland.
But her two recent singles–”WTF (Where They From)” and “I’m Better”–made noise thanks to their creative and buoyant music videos. The former was produced by Pharell while the later featured Lamb x Yonni behind the boards. Her last full-length album was The Cookbook in 2015. The album spawned the singles “Lose Control,” We Run This” and “Teary Eyed.”
“Lose Control,” featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop was a huge hit for the artist and earned director and longtime collaborator Dave Myers a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video
Until we get more hints of new music, enjoy her latest offerings below.