August 12, 2010 § Leave a comment
Janelle Monáe continues to blow my mind. Sure she may talk about androids a whole lot, but no one can deny that she is incredibly talented. Hell, she embodies the word talent. Her music is passionate, well crafted and thoroughly planned out, from concept to production. Her performances are spirited, full of conviction and always note perfect. And now, in the video for her latest single ‘Cold War’, we see that she puts emotion into every aspect of her work. The clip sees Janelle perfecting the video in a single take. But by ‘perfecting’ I don’t mean achieving the pop star dream of flawless, semi-exposed writhing; I mean showing raw human emotion and using it to convey the power of what the song means to her. « Read the rest of this entry »
May 19, 2010 § Leave a comment
Janelle Monáe performed Tightrope on Letterman and it was frankly incredible. If you aren’t already a fan, this performance will make you one. Just watch. Complete league of her own this woman.
February 12, 2010 § Leave a comment
I fell completely in love with Janelle Monáe last year. ‘Sincerely Jane’ blew me away and I spent many an evening listening to it on repeat (and forcing others to listen to do the same).
Janelle is BACK, and no less impressively. This track, a collaboration with Big Boi, is the first single from her upcoming album Metropolis Suites II & III: The ArchAndroid, the follow-up to 2007’s Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase which contained ‘Sincerely Jane’. Other artists appearing on the new album include Saul Williams, Deep Cotton, the Wondaland Arch Orchestra, and none other than Of Montreal. Expect big things.
Metropolis Suites II & III: The ArchAndroid is set to be released May 18th.