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Janelle Monáe ‘PYNK’ Video

With her new album ‘Dirty Computer’ landing April 27th’, Janelle Monáe drops another video on the world dubbed ‘PYNK’. Teaming up with Grimes for more of a pop sound, the Emma Westenberg-directed video features Monáe and a crew of women celebrating the female existence, there is a lot of dancing and slogans on panties such as “I Grab Back”. You can also catch actress Tessa Thompson in various clips. While shades of pink decorate parts of the video, you can also conclude that the song pays hommage to a specific female body part. Have a look.

Janelle Monáe ‘Make Me Feel’ + ‘Django Jane’ Videos

Janelle Monáe has announced the release of her new album ‘Dirty Computer’, dropping April 27th. To warm everyone’s taste buds, the superstar has not only released one video but rather two simultaneously.

The first, ‘Make Me Feel’, is directed by Alan Ferguson and features Monáe playing a number of character roles in a setting that references punk, new wave and more.

The second video, the Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning-directed ‘Django Jane’, finds Janelle Monáe rapping whilst stylishly dressed with a mini army of biker jacket clad dancers.

Janelle Monáe, Jidenna “Yoga” Video

We’re pretty sure that yoga classes just increased by 300 percent thanks to Janelle Monáe and Jidenna’s latest single. This is the video for “Yoga” which features Janelle dressed down in ripped jeans and a sports bra while dancing with a crew of girls in a studio. The song is more comparable to a standard, bounce-oriented radio cut but with Janelle Monáe, there is always a method to the madness. Have a look. Read more […]

Janelle Monáe Shares New Song “Yoga”

Janelle Monáe has shared a new track entitled “Yoga” featuring Jidenna, which at first listen, is definitely in sync with what’s being played on mainstream radio these days. We wouldn’t call it trap, but the production surely contains bouncy low-end and at the tail of the hook, Monáe sings “let your booty do that yoga’. Now this could be looked at as an attempt further penetrate the mainstream, which she has already organically done, or this could be a clever way of futher influencing women Read more […]

Listen to the Janelle Monáe Cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

There is a similar musical ethos that exists within Janelle Monáe and David Bowie. In the past, the Atlanta-based Monáe has expressed her love for the music of Bowie, which makes complete sense that she would perform a cover version of his famous track “Heroes” for Pepsi’s 2014 football campaign “Futebol Now”. The spirited tune fits the mood of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, which is being held in Brazil. Read more […]

Chvrches Cover Janelle Monáe’s “Tightrope”

Celebrating Janelle Monáe and P!nk’s contribution to music at the Billboard Women In Music luncheon, Glasgow band Chvrches performed a cover of Monáe’s track “Tightrope”. While Janelle Monáe is truly in a league of her own, the trio decided to create a slower, synthpop version of the song rather than attempting to replicate the original sound and energy. At the end of the performance, Monáe goes up to Chvrches vocalist Lauren Mayberry and gives her a hug. Everything about Janelle Monáe equals Read more […]

Janelle Monáe “PrimeTime” Video

So r&b singer Miguel walks into a futuristic adult club, where he spots a waitress, who happens to be Janelle Monáe. Her beauty is so radiant that he completely looks pass the women dancing on poles and becomes fixated on Monáe’s every move. After a customer tries to inappropriately touch her, Monáe then shuts down the dancers, who are basically androids, and storms out of the establishment. Of course Miguel runs after her and does what any sensible gentleman would do; he takes her to a rockers Read more […]

Listen to Janelle Monáe’s “Queen (ATFC Remix)”

Apparently someone at Atlantic Records is in tune to what’s happening in house music because they called upon ATFC to do an official remix of the Janelle Monáe song “Queen” featuring Erykah Badu. What the label didn’t expect was for ATFC to do a swinging, Hip-Hop leaning version of the track instead of a house remix. Well, he was able to get away with it because it’s actually getting released on the Atlantic label.

Janelle Monáe “Electric Lady” Artwork & Tracklist

Janelle Monáe has revealed the cover art as well as the tracklisting for her forthcoming album “Electric Lady”. Presenting two covers (one available at Target), the Atlanta based vocalist posted the stories behind the covers on a Tumblr account. With a set date for the 10th of September, “Electric Lady” will feature Erykah Badu, Solange, Prince, Big Boi, Cee-Lo, Esperanza Spalding and more. Janelle Monáe will perform live at the iTunes Festival in London on the 14th of September. The show Read more […]

Janelle Monáe “Dance Apocalyptic” Video

Janelle Monáe switches into one of her many characters in her new video “Dance Apocalyptic”. Directed by Wendy Morgan, the clip takes place on the set of a television show which could have been set in the 50s or 60s with the exception of the modern crowd and Janelle Monáe’s hair wildly let down. Now here is where things begin to get weird. There are people in the crowd with bird cages on their heads, a breaking news clip, in which Janelle Monáe plays the reporter and in walks a zomby. Yes Read more […]