Quirky neo-funk/R&B songstress Janelle Monae may be able to cross Coachella off her April to do list, but she’s got one more item to attend to before she can call April a rap. As she readies the release of her upcoming album, Electric Lady, for this fall, Monae will premiere her new track “Q.U.E.E.N.” featuring Erykah Badu today on her website.
The Kansas City-born Monae caught the music world’s attention with her 2010 debut release, The ArchAndroid, from producer Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. Her brand of brash, fun, and lyrically hypnotic rhymes were a clear standout among a scene proliferated by the usual dance club staples. The Grammy-nominated Monae is now back, this time teaming up with the legendary Badu. You can check out the new track at exactly 7:54 PM EST, so don’t be late.
Monae is currently planning for her upcoming tour in support of the release, so be sure to stay tuned for more details. Comprised of personal material, the album will be a more deeply revealing look at Monae, and with a title like Electric Lady, it promises to be more mature than her previous release as well.
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