Sunday, August 7, 2011

She's a Replicant, Isn't She?

Janelle Monae
The ArchAndroid Suites 2 and 3
2010, Wondaland
produced by Kevin Barnes

  • Tightrope
  • Cold War
Brought to us by Big Boi of Outkast fame, and heard on Fun's hit song We Are Young,  Janelle Monae brings back the Mowtown soul sound like no other.  I have a huge crush on this girl.  Not only is she very pretty, she has an unforgettable visual style.  She is definitely more than able to fill the void left by James Brown himself, which is made evident on the singles Tightrope and Cold War.  Monae has a bold, strong voice, and for a small woman, has a bold, strong presence.  She also thinks she's some sort of Bladerunner-esque android, which is super awesome.  I don't usually go for this particular genre of music, but you know, sometimes I need something a little different.  

The Tightrope video is worth a watch also. 

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