So, I’ve been a taaaaaaaaad obsessed with Janelle Monae lately. Her “Soul Alternative” style of music will remind you a little of Outkast, except with femme twist. I love that she rocks tuxedo/equestrian style clothing, pompador-like hair and spectator shoes that she ferociously busts moves in. Just check out her James Brown inspired foot work in her newest video:
Oh, and I had to include this vid for two reasons. 1. Part of the song melody is based on an old sesame street favorite from my childhood (ancient much?) 2. While the video is a bit “avant weird” at times, she does this runway fashion show with a bunch of rad outfits that I wish I could pull off.
Her next album is due for release on May 18th. Bring it.