Prince and Janelle Monáe have a long history of mutual admiration, dating at least as far back as 2010 when Monáe performed at the BET Awards when the Purple One was given a lifetime achievement award. In the following years, Prince also remixed Monáe’s track “Q.U.E.E.N.” and appeared as a featured guest … More »
Last week, Janelle Monáe finally announced that her first new album in five years would be called Dirty Computer and that it’d be coming out this year. And today, she’s shared two songs from it — “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” — alongside videos, which were respectively directed by Alan Ferguson and Andrew … More »
Alright everyone you can stop talking about the Brit Awards now because that was literally yesterday and today is all about Janelle Monáe storming back with two (TWO) new songs, one of which is hypnotic Prince-esque sweary funkwobbler Make Me Feel, which really should be a total global chartmauler.
As in: does this not sound fucking amazing in every possible respect?
As in: if you could change one thing about this song, because there’s almost always one thing you’d change about a song, you’d really have to think quite hard wouldn’t you? You’d have to say “I’m going to come back to you on this” or “I’ll have a report to you by next Wednesday”. You’d need to buy yourself some time. But no matter how much time you gave yourself, would you ever find something you could confidently say needed changing? Unlikely, readers.
Janelle worked on Make Me Feel with Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter; her upcoming third album is accompanied by a ‘narrative film project’ (ie, film) which she’s been teasing recently with the trailer you can see below.
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It’s been almost five years since Janelle Monáe’s last proper album, 2013’s The Electric Lady, and in that time she’s been focusing more on her burgeoning film career, while also finding the time to work with Grimes. But today, Monáe has unveiled a teaser video for her third album, Dirty Computer, which happens … More »
In this space in past years, I’ve usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It’s a variation of the auteur theory, as visionaries like Nabil and Hiro Murai have used artists as vehicles for their ideas and approaches. This year, though, it feels like the artists themselves who are driving things, and … More »
So Motörhead covered David Bowie’s “Heroes.” This is, even for Gotcha Covered, a fairly weird development — not just because it’s an ostensibly unlikely combination of cover artist and original song (though damned if it doesn’t work), but because it’s maybe the strangest form yet of a song’s legacy being stretched beyond its capacity … More »
The Women’s March On Washington is the biggest event in our nation’s capitol this week, drawing an estimated half million people to support women’s rights and protest Donald Trump’s election. Dozens of other similar marches and rallies around the the world drew hundreds of thousands more in solidarity with the DC event. Among the many … More »