Published Feb 22, 2018After teasing her return to music with Dirty Computer last week, Janelle Monáe has delivered a pair of tracks from her forthcoming "emotion picture," each accompanied by a video.
The first, titled "Make Me Feel," was selected as Zane Lowe's World Record on Beats 1 radio today (February 22). Its music video, directed by Alan Ferguson, snaps between Monáe in a colourful club scene and some eye-catching choreography.
The second track, titled "Django Jane," finds Monáe coming through with some serious bars. In the accompanying clip, directed by Andrew Donoho, she unflinchingly raps as the leader of a Black Panther-esque organization.
Speaking with Lowe, Monáe said of the album, "I actually had this title on this concept before my first album The ArchAndroid, and it scared me because a lot of the things that I knew that I needed to say were very deep, very personal, from the heart. You know, this is an extremely vulnerable album and it took me a while to make it because I'm a self editor."
Dirty Computer, the album, is set to arrive April 27 via Warner. However, there is not yet a firm release date for the accompanying film. So far the tracklist has yet to be revealed, but it will contain 14 songs. That's the album cover above.
Watch the videos for "Make Me Feel" and "Django Jane" below.