I’ve mentioned before how excellence in music video makes me positively giddy. Performance and artistry and kickin’ music… I love it all.
Janelle Monáe is a twenty-seven year old dynamo from Kansas. She looks like she could be Diahann Carroll’s granddaughter. She sounds and dances like she was raised by Prince. And James Brown. And maybe by all The Jacksons, too. And this track in particular features Erykah Badu on it, which is never a bad thing in my books. The girl is a TALENT, I tell you. Check out this new ear-and-eye candy she made… listen closely.
She may also look familiar to you since she’s one of the faces of CoverGirl.
Sidenote: I love this girl’s style so hard… if I had the desire (and patience) to grow my hair, I’d wear a horse’s mane, and probably coif it in a huge pompadour in front a lot of the time. #truth
If you like this tune, you should check out every mini-movie this lady makes… starting with Tightrope. That video is one part Cuckoo’s Nest, and six parts tres funky. BELIEVE.
And don’t it make you want to dance? My butt wiggles in my chair every time I hear this tune. Get your Monday boogie on, you muthers…
[Photo credit: Marc Baptiste, for SPIN Magazine]