Janelle Monáe has released her third studio album, ‘Dirty Computer’ after much anticipation and acclaim from singles prior to the album’s release.
‘Dirty Computer’ features the singles, ‘Make Me Feel’, ‘Django Jane’, ‘I Like That’ and ‘Pynk’ which features Grimes. ‘Make Me Feel’ has become a notable single from Monáe thanks to its Prince influence, which a lot of fans and critics were quick to point out. However, it was later revealed in a BBC Radio 1 interview with Monáe that Prince actually worked on the single alongside the singer-songwriter. She also revealed Prince had worked on the entire album before he ‘passed on to another frequency’.
Alongside the release of ‘Make Me Feel’, a promotional single titled, ‘Django Jade’ was also released in anticipation ahead of the album. Whereas Monáe is usually singing, ‘Django Jade’ stands out as we see her start to rap about women’s rights and how it feels to be a black woman in modern society. ‘Django Jade’ has been described as ‘a response to me feeling the sting of the threats being made to my rights as a woman, as a black woman, as a sexually liberated woman’ by the singer herself.
Janelle Monáe also recently stopped by at Genius to break down the lyrics for their YouTube series, ‘Verified’:
Most recently, Janelle Monàe has come out as pansexual in a Rolling Stone interview, describing her sexuality as, ‘I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker’. She has also recently touched base on Kanye West’s political views which seem to be a hot topic at the moment. After Kanye West tweeted a picture wearing Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ cap, it has sparked so much controversy.
In a recent interview with HOT 97, Monàe sat down with Ebro to discuss sexuality, Kanye West and looked back on the first time she met Prince. You can watch the full interview below:
Janelle Monáe’s third studio album, ‘Dirty Computer’ is available now.