Feedback

Album: Discipline (2007)
Charted: 19
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This was written by Rodney Jerkins, who has worked on many R&B and pop hits, along with his longtime collaborator LaShawn Daniels, who has written many songs for R&B artist Brandy. Also getting a writing credit on the song are Dernst Emile, who is better known as D'Mile, and Tasleema Yasinan, who is a singer/songwriter/rapper from New York.
  • British director Saam Farahmand directed the video for "Feedback." This was the first time Jackson had worked with Farahmand, who in the past has directed videos for The New Young Pony Club ("Ice Cream"), and Klaxons ("Magick").
  • According to Jackson's record label's website, "'Feedback' is a different metaphor (referring to the metaphor, which the title track on the album utilizes) that also explores sexual tension. It's a provocative conversation that invites openness in an area where so many of us are closed off."
  • This was Jackson's highest-charting title on the Hot 100 since "Someone To Call My Lover" reached #3 in September 2001.
  • The Discipline album was another fresh start for Jackson. It was her debut with Island Def Jam records and a departure from longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Although she enjoyed working with producer/songwriter Rodney Jerkins, she accused the label of dropping all efforts to promote the album after the release of this song. She worked with the label for 14 months before she left in September 2008.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 1

  • Fxvrooom from Seattle, WaThis song has one of the most graphic lines I've heard in a pop song: "I'm heavy like a first day period".
see more comments

Movie Stars In Music VideosSong Writing

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.

Lace the Music: How LSD Changed Popular MusicSong Writing

Starting in Virginia City, Nevada and rippling out to the Haight-Ashbury, LSD reshaped popular music.

Music Video Director David HoganSong Writing

David talks about videos he made for Prince, Alabama, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, DMB, Melissa Etheridge and Sisters of Mercy.

Mark Arm of MudhoneySongwriter Interviews

When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.

Cy Curnin of The FixxSongwriter Interviews

The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.

SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.