Is that not one of the most epic things you have ever seen??
Janelle Monae is by far one of my favorite artists right now, and the above video should prove why. She is a singer who is highly unique in her image and sound, and is a highly overlooked artist. If you don’t know you better ask somebody!
Janelle Monáe, a Kansas City, Kansas native, moved to New York to study theatre at the American Musical Academy. Her original plan was to pursue a career on Broadway, but she soon changed her mind and returned to her love for music, an art form which, according to her, has the potential to change the world.
Moving to Atlanta, GA, where she met OutKast’s Big Boi, Monáe founded the Wondaland Arts Society with like-minded young artists.
The video above is from her first EP, Metropolis: The Chase Suite, available at Amazon (or wherever else you prefer to purchase music).
Here’s my favorite song off of that album, Violet Stars, Happy Hunting!
Like her other fans, I have been eagerly anticipating her full-length album, which Wikipedia shares info about:
In a November 2009 interview, Monáe revealed the title and concept behind her upcoming album, The Arch Android. The second and third suites of “Metropolis” will be combined into this full-length release, in which Cindi Mayweather—also the protagonist of Metropolis: The Chase Suite—will become a messiah-esque figure to the android community of Metropolis.
Here’s one of the singles, from that new album, which I am BEYOND excited for:
This album will be out sometime this year, and you know I will be pre-ordering it so I can enjoy it in its full glory as soon as possible! And you should too – Janelle’s other music is available at Amazon, Itunes, and wherever else you prefer to buy (legally of course…) your music.
What have you been listening to?
ps – I think I am going to limit Music Monday posts from now on to songs, rather than artists – because there are artists I want to spotlight that you certainly can’t profile in one post!
pps – this is too cute to not share.