Janelle Monae is celebrating the release of her new album this week. “The Electric Lady” debuted on Tuesday to critical acclaim, and the Bad Boy artist is giving fans an extra treat. Monae released a new song, “Electric Lady” remix, featuring Big Boi, Ceelo Green and Solange.
According to missinfo.tv:
“Janelle Monae welcomes two of Dungeon Family’s founding fathers, Big Boi and Cee-Lo Green, on to the remix of her collaboration with Solange, Electric Lady. Already an uber-funky, party-perfect record, Daddy Fat Sax and Cee Lo sprinkle on classic verses to give the track a whole new lyrical dimension. Ms. Monáe even does her best 3 Stacks impression to kick things off.”
The Electric Lady is Monae’s second major album release and the critics seem to like it.
According to rollingstone.com:
“It weaves hip-hop soul, ’70s funk, gospel, jazz and rock while dropping references to sci-fi author Philip K. Dick and ghetto-revolutionary politics. Prince shows up for some Hendrixian soloing on “Givin Em What They Love,” and Erykah Badu spreads butter around Monáe’s fierce rap freestyle on the sumptuous hater-hating “Q.U.E.E.N.” There’s radio skits and cinematic overtures, too. But Monáe holds it together through sheer force of freakadelic will and a radical feminist’s sense of self-exploration.”
That self-exploration also has people wondering about Janelle’s sexuality. Monae addressed gay rumors this week, but she still dances around the topic.
Check out the Electric Lady remix below.