I am going to go crazy here~ because I have a massive music-lady crush right now:
not only me b/w it seems like The White House likes her as well, performing at Obamas second inauguration
[ok, before: I won’t share her pictures here: copyrights! You see the videos, you get the picture~ and for sources & more: scroll down to the end]
Because she very simply adds all this to her what music I love while staying a strong independent woman, with a clear political message (also tweeting about the health care system in the US) and force both in her voice and performance
mixing pre-Presley Rock’n Roll with Michael Jackson (and also Jackson Five) – did I here The Wiz in the back? – the famous arc from Somewhere over the rainbow (to be exact the somewhere but without the where~) with the Jive from Grease.
All this while proving herself to be an excellent choice for the next James Bond – and I mean not only the usual song and/or leading lady (for which she would be way too cool) but the man himself or rather herself
Did I mention that her newest album Electric Lady has the widest range of musical styles, influences and individualism I heard in ages (maybe since Ween – but, to be honest, her voice is better than Gene’s & Dean’s and yes, she looks more appealing to me) and still manages to create a concept album continuing the story from her former albums?!
You will also be able to find the connections in the PVs, through very carefully crafted characters & lyrics
The first three are from former albums, then are three from the newest one:
Enjoy! Janelle Monáe as her alter-ego android Cindi Mayweather, fighting for the freedom and the right to love and to live the way she wants it:
this last one is from a collaboration, not on her own album – HA! I am even started listening to HipHop!
don’t you wanna be special?!
Goodie Mob feat. Janelle Monáe: Special Education