Janelle Monae shows differing opulence in two new videos

Jenna Warner
February 23, 2018

The first, "Make Me Feel", has shades of early Prince, and shows Monáe making suggestive eyes and gyrating between a man and a woman in an '80s-style club. It follows on from Monáe's appearances in Hidden Figures and Moonlight, which recently received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture.

"Make Me Feel", directed by Alan Ferguson, captures the spirited, celebratory voice of Monáe as she affectionately nods to the ripe sounds surrounding the 1980's music and dance revolution.

The singer has returned with two tracks from her upcoming album, Dirty Computer, "Make Me Feel" and "Django Jane".

Yet as this article published the internet was lighting up with praise for "Django Jane" and Monae's fiercely on-point rapping. The video was directed by Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning, with additional vagina monologue footage directed by Lacey Duke. I'm like, 'I don't want to talk about this, I don't want to talk about that.' I had to kind of have people at Wonderland on my team to hold me accountable to it.

I actually had this title on this concept before my first album The ArchAndroid, and it scared me because a lot of the things that I knew that I needed to say were very deep, very personal, from the heart. Party-goers mill about in various trends of the decade as the first Monae glides through flirting with everyone, even her second self. The album is now available for pre-order and arrives everywhere April 27.

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