2. The incomparable Badu joins the innovative Monáe on the first single off her upcoming album, The Electric Lady, and the result is an undeniable banger – funky, slinky, jazzy and cinematic.
It’ll be hard to top Monáe’s excellent 2010 album, The ArchAndroid, but this track just put all our doubts to rest. Prepare to groove out to this song EVERYWHERE this summer.
3. All hail the Queens.
Q.U.E.E.N. was inspired by private discussions between Erykah and me. It is meant to make you JAM. DANCE. FUNK OUT. and dialogue later…— Janelle Monae
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