Hello, here’s a little thing that you’ve been waiting two years for. Earlier today Janelle Monáe dropped a hot new track and it’s gonna make you funk right out.
“Q.U.E.E.N.” is a collaboration with Erykah Badu and the first single from her forthcoming record, The Electric Lady. Monáe told Billboard that it’s inspired by mysterious private conversations between her and Badu and boy, wouldn’t you love to be a fly on that wall. No hints have been given as to what kind of record Electric Lady will be, but “Q.U.E.E.N.”‘s abrupt ending gives the impression that this is just one little part of a much larger story. Not that I’d expect otherwise.
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Do you agree that it’s brilliant and has been worth the wait? Do you think it’s coincidence that my phone autocorrects ‘monae’ to ‘monarch’? Leave your feelings in the comments below.