Sunday, October 2, 2011

Janelle Monae for Sunday

Janelle Monae is just incredible. She melds genres like she is making a delicious musical omlette, or cake, or some other scrumptious analogy. Her latest album is her second album inspired by the Fritz Lang 1920's film Metropolis. (If you haven't seen it, rent it/netflix it/borrow it from a film nerd right away). Her style and fashion is slick, so slick, she could have stepped out of a 1920's jazz bar with two ladies or gents on her arm. In blacks and whites, and the greatest pompador music has seen in a long time, she will take your breath away. Here is her in a one-take video, performing her song "Cold War".

photo by web crew

photo by web crew

 “When you get elevated/ they love it or they hate it/ keep dancing on them haters.”
Bruges Cactus Festival 2010 photo by dirk rossel

“The ArchAndroid is very inspiring for me. In terms of writing the music, we wanted the story to be very compelling, but we also wanted to make sure that the journey we’re taking people on makes them feel like they’re watching one big emotion picture.” 
-Janelle Monae (

photo by web crew,


  1. YAY for featuring Janelle!! Awesome talent and an amazing look.

  2. Thanks dear! She is incredible.