środa, 19 maja 2010
Janelle Monae is an alien from outer space, or so she insists in the first song from her 2008 debut album, Metropolis: The Chase Suite. Inspired by Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis, Monae works issues of class, race and slavery into the seven-song collection, through the lens of a lovesick robot. It sounds like Broadway in space, both literally and figuratively. Now Monae is releasing a new album, titled The ArchAndroid, out May 18. Its first single, "Tightrope," features OutKast's Big Boi, who publicly endorsed her after meeting her at a local music event in Atlanta.