Unable to Watch this Youtube Video? Click here to play in Soundcloud instead.
On Q.U.E.E.N., the lead single off her sophomore studio album, Janelle Monáe was fixing to rule the world (with a little help from guest vocalist Erykah Badu). Now it seems she’s more interested in destroying it. Unsurprisingly, though, the vision of the end she describes on freshly-released follow-up single Dance Apocalyptic is a little more fun than your standard, Book of Revelation-inspired rendition; instead of political cataclysms and many-headed beats, her take on Armageddon features rock-n-roll zombies and allergenic housepets. Wonder & Lightning provide a sprightly, guitar-driven backdrop for Monáe’s catchy, slyly subversive verses and chorus. The Electric Lady is slated to hit record stores and online retailers Tuesday, September 10. In the meantime, keep your browsers locked for further song releases off the highly-anticipated set.
Update: Click “Watch Video” above or scroll down (for mobile) to view Janelle Monáe’s Wendy Morgan-directed Dance Apocalyptic visual.
Written by richard on 07/2/13
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Sincerely Jane" (2008)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Billion Dollars in an Elevator: The Definitive 2014 Hip-Hop Timeline
- DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…
- All 93 People Named on J. Cole’s “Note To Self” Outro
- Indie Savage: Crooked I Gets Physical With “Sex, Money & Hip-Hop”
- The Hip-Hop Albums I Need to Hear in 2015
- Meet Fanesha Fabre, the Voice Behind the “La Musica De Harry Fraud” Drop
- 1 Listen Album Review: J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (aka F*cking Up Hip-Hop)
- The Most Sampled Rapper Voices in Hip-Hop History
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.