Saturday, September 14, 2013

ELECTRIC LADY!!! LET THE SPARKS FLY


All hail the Queen!! Queen Janelle Monae that is.  
I've been a fan of Janelle's art ever since the release of Metropolis back in '07. The "Many Moons" short film used to be on replay over and over.



The release of 'Electric Lady' was marked on my calendar and as soon as I had it in hand I secluded myself to experience this project. There's something so beautiful and captivating in the delivery of her intelligent and emotional lyrics over a wide range of experimental sounds ranging from funk, reggae, jazz, hip hop, rock and roll, r&b and pop without ever sacrificing the soul. This album delivers an empowering message in a colorful, futuristic, flamboyant, and powerful manner. 

The 19 track album shifts gears smoothly taking you on quite an enthralling journey. Monae features some pretty heavy hitters on this project such as Prince, Erykah Badu, Solange, Miguel, Esperanza Spalding, and Miguel.  My personal favorite pick has definitely got to be "Electric Lady" something about this song makes me want to put my right fist in the air, my left hand on my hip and recite every single lyric over and over.

In conclusion, 'Electric Lady' is not just another album it's an experience to be felt and a powerful message to be received.

I've had the honor and pleasure of catching a few intimate live performances by the great Janelle Monae. A few weeks ago I witnessed her kill the stage along with Deep Cotton at Chef Robles, "Everyday People Brunch" in New York City and on Thursday I attended her album release party here in Atlanta @ Club Reign where the sparks flew and the crowd felt the electricity of Queen Janelle. All I can say is that such a defiant dame who carries herself with such class, elegance and grace all while delivering a message of rebellion deserves the respect and support of true music lovers. Hit up your local Target store or cop the album on Itunes now!



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