Janelle Monae previewed her new video “PrimeTime” featuring Miguel on Wednesday, and now she’s released it in its entirety. In the preview there was palpable chemistry between Monae and Miguel, and the full video expands on that narrative.
According to vibe.com:
“Janelle Monae may have released one of the most believable music visuals in a while. In the video for “PrimeTime,” Monae plays a hostess at an android night club (there are glowing dollar bills involved), where sparks soon fly between herself and love interest, Miguel. When disrespectful club patrons physically respond to Janelle’s curve-hugging ensemble and she storms off, Miguel whisks her away to another club, then back to his place where all they do is drink and talk. The chemistry is clearly there.”
The ever-creative Monae went out of her way to make sure her fans understand the video by fully explaining the concept on her YouTube channel page.
“PrimeTime is a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Janelle Monáe) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel.) The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi’s humble beginnings as a “cyber-server” at the Electric Sheep nightclub, a syn bar serving high-class “show droids” to the rich and lonely in a dangerous section of Metropolis known as Slop City. Incidentally, the innovative cybersoul music played at the club directly impacted Cindi, and she began singing and performing her own innovative compositions a short time after quitting this assignment. In addition, Cindi became determined to change the public perception of what an electric lady could be, dream and aspire to after working in the dismal conditions at the club.”
Sparks fly between Monae and Miguel so effortlessly that there’s bound to be some rumors from press. Check out the video below and give us your thoughts.