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Janelle Monáe - "PrimeTime" ft. Miguel


Janelle Monáe's new music video for The Electric Lady cut "PrimeTime" is unabashedly mushy, and it's all the better for it. The story follows android nightclub worker Cindi Mayweather (Monáe) as she falls for punky, but charming patron Joey Vice (Miguel). Monáe's vision of the future is, as always, compelling and absolutely adorable. Watch it above and enjoy!

You can also check out our review of The Electric Lady here:

Janelle Monáe - "Dance Apocalypse"

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This video for funk-pop seeker Janelle Monae's new song "Dance Apocalypse" is taken both from a short film she will be releasing called "The Dance Apocalypse" and from her new album The Electric Lady. Supposedly the video is set in an alternate version of America, where Janelle Monae is The Beatles and Ed Sullivan is black. There are also zombies and fires and aliens. The song itself is an idiosyncratic piece of bouncy pop that thanks you for dancing til the end. Janelle's mad funk genius seems very much alive.

Janelle Monáe - "Q.U.E.E.N." ft. Erykah Badu

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R&B enigma Janelle Monáe drops a new single, which features Erykah Badu on vocals throughout much of the track. It's an incredibly funky number with a huge emphasis on synth chords that remind me of some of Prince's best tracks to come out in the early 80s.

While the track starts off a bit cheesy, a rap verse comes through during the later portion of the song with a strong set of bars that empower the song's themes of femininity and strength. Give a listen, enjoy!