1. The usually slick and uniformed Janelle Monaé has a new look in her latest music video.
2. She may have the same fire in her eyes, but this time our dapper queen let’s her hair flow down out of her usual styled-up pompadour:
3. “Dance Apocalyptic” is the latest song off her forthcoming sophomore album, The Electric Lady.
4. The video features the fleet-footed Monaé singing on an American band-stand type stage:
5. And this time she is not giving the gentleman ANY love:
6. Because this video is all about the ladies:
7. She rocks out with an all-female band:
9. And gives love to the all-female crowd:
11. The inpiration for Electric Lady apparently came from paintings of female figures that Monae herself painted onstage:
Monae also stated she wanted to be more outspoken on her personal view of politics, sexuality, and love.