You know how every once in a while you come across an artist who just blows your mind? This is hands down that sort of a scenario. I was recently introduced to this video (thanks Stylianos) and it just grabbed me right away.
“Tightrope” is the first single off Janelle Monae’s upcoming ‘suites,’ the Metropolis Suites II & III: The ArchAndroid. In this outstanding collaboration with Outkast’s Big Boi, Janelle Monae draws strength from James Brown, Grace Jones and even Andre 3000.
Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid is the hotly anticipated and long awaited first release since Monae’s 2007′s Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase. According to her official blog, “The ArchAndroid” is an “EMOTION PICTURE” brought to you by Janelle Monáe and the Mad Minds of the Wondaland Arts Society. The star-studded featured cast includes the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra.I can already tell you now that the of Montreal collaboration is absolutely bananas. The ArchAndroid came out on May 18th.
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