Egyptian mythology meets the future. And the flawless make-up is literally "by the gods."
The "Tightrope" singer releases the new album art for The ArchAndroid, scheduled for a May 18 release. The futuristic, cyborg concept is a continuation from Janelle Monae's Metropolis released in 2008.
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 ...