Janelle Monáe’s new album is set to be released on April 27, 2018. The album titled “Dirty Computer” will also be unveiled with two new music videos to go along with the long-awaited new recordings. The music video for the single “Make Me Feel” was directed by Alan Ferguson, and “Django Jane” was co-directed by Andrew Donoho, Chuck Lighting, and Lacey Duke.
“Make Me Feel” showcases another electrifying and lively performance with a vibe that can only be described as Prince-inspired. The song is a powerful blend of a rumbling bass and euphoric sound that brings a colorful disco dancing sensation. “Django Jane” has a more hip-hop sound that includes a piano loop with a deceptive percussion that unleashes a gush of bars that flows with pure energy. Both music videos are sensational.
The six-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter was born in Kansas City, Kansas where her mother was a janitor and her father was a truck driver. Her big break came when she moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 2001. She collaborated with Outkast’s Big Boi before founding the Wondaland Arts Society.
Monáe has partnered with several artists on her Wondaland Records label such as Erykah Badu with the single “Queen”. The single premiered on SoundCloud with more than 31,000 digital downloads, and the music video received more than four million views on YouTube within its first week.
In support of the #MeToo movement, Monáe spoke at the 2018 Grammy’s prior to announcing Kesha’s emotional performance. Monáe is an advocate for change in the music industry and widely supported among her loyal fans. This is a time when artists such as Monáe are embracing the power of their representation within the music industry.
Monáe is currently in preparation to develop a narrated film to go alongside the release of Dirty Computer; however, a release date has not been announced. The new album is already available for pre-order.