Janelle Monáe Unveils Covert Art and Tracklist for 'The Electric Lady'
Published Aug 09, 2013With Janelle Monáe's new The Electric Lady set to drop in just over a month's time, the R&B android has now revealed that it will arrive as a two-disc package.
The tracklisting for the album, due September 10 through Bad Boy/Atlantic, confirms that it will contain 19 new songs, plus four bonus tracks. These will act as Suites IV and V in Monáe's ever-expanding catalogue.
UPDATE: It turns out that the two-disc version will only be a Target exclusive and feature the cover below. The standard cover is now above.
As expected, previously teased tracks like "Dance Apocalyptic" and the Erykah Badu-assisted "Q.U.E.E.N." figure on the album.
As previously reported, the record will also feature a duet with Miguel called "PrimeTime," as well as a collaboration with Prince called "Givin Em What They Love." Of the latter, Monáe previously explained, "It's a beautiful thing to have a friend [Prince] — someone who cares about your career, and wants to see you go far and to push boundaries and shake up the world — give whatever they possibly can to the cause."
The tracklisting also reveals that Solange stops by for the LP's title cut, while jazz bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding guests on penultimate track "Dorothy Dandridge Eyes," seemingly a tribute to the late actress Dorothy Dandridge.
As for the bonus cuts, they include a pair of remixes and two other new tracks. Most notable of those songs is a redo of the title track featuring Big Boi and Cee Lo Green.
On top of all the song info, album art has been revealed as well. Showing a glitzy portrait of The Electric Lady herself, you can check it out up above.
The Electric Lady:
1. Suite IV Electric Overture
2. Givin Em What They Love (ft. Prince)
3. Q.U.E.E.N. (ft. Erykah Badu)
4. Electric Lady (ft. Solange)
5. Good Morning Midnight (Interlude)
6. PrimeTime (ft. Miguel)
7. We Were Rock & Roll
8. The Chrome Shoppe (Interlude)
9. Dance Apocalyptic
10. Look Into My Eyes
11. Suite V Electric Overture
12. It's Code
13. Ghetto Woman
14. Our Favorite Fugitive (Interlude)
16. Can't Live Without Your Love
17. Sally Ride
18. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (ft. Esperanza Spalding)
19. What An Experience
21. Q.U.E.E.N. (ft. Erykah Badu) [Wondamix]
22. Electric Lady (ft. Big Boi and Cee Lo Green) [Dungeon-Wondamix]
24. I Want You Back