Janelle Monáe is back, y'all! In anticipation of her upcoming third album, Dirty Computer, the artist dropped two new singles and music videos to accompany them.
In "Django Jane" Monáe spits major bars and speaking on the power of being a black woman … she even features a shot where she gives her own vagina a voice. Pow-er-ful!
Next up, is "Make Me Feel," which gives serious Prince vibes, which makes sense given that the late music legend gave her his official stamp of approval.
And as a bonus for Black Mirror fans, the video really channels the "San Junipero" episode! The "Make Me Feel" video also stars Tessa Thompson, who gives a very sexy performance.
About an hour before dropping the singles, Monáe took to Twitter to express her nervousness.
Nervous as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck .— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) February 22, 2018
The reaction to the videos has been overwhelming positive, however:
JANELLE DID THE DAMN THINGhttps://t.co/yEjDQc40tA
— Ira Madison III (@ira) February 22, 2018
Watching that Janelle Monae video, I couldn't help but imagine Prince somewhere smiling and celebrating her evolution as an artist
— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) February 22, 2018
i will stan forever @JanelleMonae
— king crissle (@crissles) February 22, 2018
I can’t believe Janelle Monae just dropped a bisexual anthem like THAT. iconic pic.twitter.com/s9ObLm3sTX
— C (@CHUUZUZ) February 22, 2018
This video is so beautiful. I cannot.
Janelle Monáe – Django Jane pic.twitter.com/wvOPfXKzkt
— Naima. ⚡ΦΒ. (@naimaism) February 22, 2018
prince is looking down at janelle monae from space-heaven-8th-dimension and going "correct, my child"
— 99% hot cheetos (@arabellesicardi) February 22, 2018
Apparently, Monáe refers to her videos as "emotion pictures." Sounds about right! Both videos are works of art and we certainly look forward to what else Monáe and Wondaland Records has in store!
Dirty Computer will be released on April 27.