Speaking of singers on the "Tightrope" : Not sure have your heard Janelle Monae's single by the same name or seen the video but it is ferosh. It's a great track especially with the go-go beats and the young Stevie Wonder/early Motown falsetto. The costuming in the video also has an early 60s Motown aesthetic
ArjanWrites has been raving about the Atlanta-based, Grammy-nominated Monae for years and reports:
"L.A. Weekly's Andrea Whiting saw Janelle Monae strut her stuff a few days ago at West Hollywood's Viper Room and has some very, very nice things to say about one of my favorite singers. 'The girl is brilliant, but I'm not sure anyone knows what to do with her quite yet: she's not as dramatic as Lady Gaga, not as easy to categorize as Beyonce's little sister trying to be a hipster, and probably more talented than both.' "
Watch Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" and a behind-the-scenes featurette AFTER THE JUMP ...