The Kansas City singer talks about the meaning behind her LP’s name, racial injustices that plague the United States, female empowerment, Prince being a mentor of hers before he passed away, video for “PYNK,” overcoming obstacles as a child, mother working as a janitor, and more.
Watch below and pre-order Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer LP on iTunes before it arrives April 27th. I’ve also included a conversation she recently had on Ebro In The Morning and the LP’s tracklist.
01 Dirty Computer (feat. Brian Wilson) 02 Crazy, Classic, Life 03 Take a Byte 04 Jane’s Dream 05 Screwed (feat. Zoë Kravitz) 06 Django Jane 07 PYNK (feat. Grimes) 08 Make Me Feel 09 I Got the Juice (feat. Pharrell Williams) 10 I Like That 11 Stevie’s Dream 12 Don’t Judge Me 13 So Afraid 14 Americans