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Janelle Monae delivers new album “Dirty Computer”

27 Apr

American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and model Janelle Monae has delivered her new studio collection online.

“Dirty Computer” – featuring singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane,” “Pynk” and “I Like That” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Having reunited with Nate “Rocket” Wonder, Chuck Lightning and Roman GianArthur; Monae has also worked with Mattman & Robin, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Pharrell Williams, Tayla Parx, Mr. Hudson, Nana Kwabena, Jon Brion, and Organized Noize on the follow-up to 2013’s “The Electric Lady.”

Watch the emotion picture “Dirty Computer” below.

Janelle Monae premieres music video for new single “I Like That”

24 Apr

Janelle Monae has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Lacey Duke-directed clip for “I Like That” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel Monday (April 23, 2018).

Co-written by Tayla Parx and collectively produced by Nate Rocket Wonder and Organized Noize; “I Like That” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Monae’s fourth album “Dirty Computer” – featuring previous singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane” and “Pynk” – will arrive on April 27th via Wondaland Records in partnership with Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.

The highly-anticipated project delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Mattman & Robin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Pharrell Williams, Mr. Hudson, Nana Kwabena, Jon Brion, Roman GianArthur, Wynne Bennett, Chuck Lightning, and Jonathan Webb Jr.

Watch the music video for “I Like That” below.

Janelle Monae unwraps tracklist for new album “Dirty Computer”

21 Apr

American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, model, and actress Janelle Monae has unwrapped the tracklisting for her fourth album.

“Dirty Computer” – featuring singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane,” “Pynk” and “I Like That” – will arrive on April 26 via Wondaland Records in partnership with Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.

In addition to special guests Grimes, Zoe Kravitz and Brian Wilson; The highly-anticipated project also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Mattman & Robin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Pharrell Williams, Tayla Parx, Organized Noise, Chuck Lightning and Nate “Rocket” Wonder.

See the tracklisting for “Dirty Computer” below.

(1) Dirty Computer (f/ Brian Wilson) / (2) Crazy, Classic, Life / (3) Take a Byte / (4) Jane’s Dream / (5) Screwed (f/ Zoe Kravitz) / (6) Django Jane / (7) Pynk (f/ Grimes) / (8) Make Me Feel / (9) I Got the Juice (f/ Pharrell) / (10) I Like That / (11) Don’t Judge Me / (12) Stevie’s Dream / (13) So Afraid / (14) Americans

Janelle Monae delivers new promotional single “I Like That”

18 Apr

American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, model, and actress Janelle Monae has delivered her new promotional single online.

“I Like That” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Tayla Parx, whose resume boasts additional works with Ariana Grande (“My Everything”), Fergie (“Just Like You”), Demi Lovato (“Cry Baby”), Mariah Carey (“Infinity”), Jennifer Lopez (“So Good”), Alicia Keys (“In Common”) and Fifth Harmony (“Deliver”).

Production duties on “I Like That” were handled by Organized Noize, who have also worked with TLC (“Waterfalls”), En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go”), Xscape (“Keep it On the Real”), Pebbles (“Soul Replacement”), Trey Songz (“Coming for You”) and Nivea (“Don’t Mess with the Radio”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Monae’s upcoming fourth album “Dirty Computer” – featuring previous promotional singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane” and “Pynk” – is scheduled to arrive on April 27 via Wondaland Records in partnership with Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “I Like That” below.

Janelle Monae premieres music video for new single “Pynk”

10 Apr

Janelle Monae has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Pynk” was posted to the American singer, songwriter, and actress’ YouTube channel on Tuesday (April 10, 2018).

Now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets, “Pynk” was co-written by Monae and Tayla Parx alongside its producers Nathaniel “Nate Rocket Wonder” Irvin III and Charles “Chuck Lightning” Joseph II.

Monae’s upcoming album “Dirty Computer” – featuring previous promotional singles “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” – will arrive on April 26 via Wondaland Records in partnership with Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Electric Lady” reportedly yields additional productions and songwriting alliances with Mr. Hudson, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Fred Cox, Amy Wadge, Jim Duguid, Adriano Buffone, Stacy Barthe, Jonny Lattimer, Fabienne Holloway, Jamie Lidell, and Ina Wroldsen.

Watch the music video for “Pynk” below.

Janelle Monae drafts Grimes for new promotional single “Pynk”

1 Apr

Janelle Monae has selected her new single.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress christened “Pynk” – featuring Grimes – as the next promotional cut from her upcoming third studio collection, “Dirty Computer,” which will arrive on April 26 via Wondaland Records in partnership with Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records.

The Aerosmith-sampling track was co-written by fellow recording artist Tayla Parx and collectively produced by regular collaborators Nathaniel “Nate Rocket Wonder” Irvin III and Charles “Chuck Lightning” Joseph II.

Monae’s current single “Make Me Feel” – which was produced by Mattman & Robin and co-written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Electric Lady” reportedly yields additional productions and songwriting alliances with Mr. Hudson, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Fred Cox, Amy Wadge, Jim Duguid, Adriano Buffone, Stacy Barthe, Jonny Lattimer, Fabienne Holloway, Jamie Lidell, and Ina Wroldsen.

Watch the music video for “Make Me Feel” below.

Janelle Monae unleashes music video for new single “Make Me Feel”

23 Feb

Janelle Monae has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The Alan Ferguson-directed clip for “Make Me Feel” was posted to the American singer-songwriter’s YouTube channel on Thursday (February 22, 2018).

Co-written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter alongside Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson of Swedish production duo Mattman & Robin; “Make Me Feel” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Monae’s upcoming fourth studio collection “Dirty Computer” is scheduled to arrive on April 27 via Wondaland Records and Bad Boy Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions and productions from Fred Cox, Amy Wadge, Jonny Lattimer, Ina Wroldsen, Adriano Buffone, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Mr. Hudson, Tayla Parx, Jim Duguid, Fabienne Holloway, Jamie Lidell, and Stacy Barthe.

Watch the music video for “Make Me Feel” below.

Janelle Monae confirms new album “Dirty Computer”

19 Feb

Janelle Monae has confirmed the title for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and model christened her fifth studio collection “Dirty Computer” and will release it later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Amy Wadge, Jonny Lattimer, Ina Wroldsen, Adriano Buffone, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Mr. Hudson, Tayla Parx, Jim Duguid, Fabienne Holloway, Jamie Lidell, and Stacy Barthe.

Monae’s last studio collection, 2013’s “The Electric Lady,” peaked to number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Q.U.E.E.N,” “Dance Apocalyptic” and “Prime Time.”

She has also teamed up with mega record producer Pharrell Williams on two tracks in the shape of “Jalapeno” and “Isn’t This the World,” taken from the 2016 original motion picture soundtrack, “Hidden Figures.”

Watch the album trailer for “Dirty Computer” below.

Stacy Barthe teases new collaboration with Janelle Monae

29 Nov

Stacy Barthe has teased a new collaboration with Janelle Monae.

“When your fellow unicorn summons you to come out and play… #janellemonae,” the American singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Tuesday (November 28, 2017).

Barthe’s songwriting resume boasts works with Alicia Keys (“Limitedless”), Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”), Britney Spears (“Blur”), Katy Perry (“Hummingbird Heartbeat”), Miley Cyrus (“Adore You”), Bridget Kelly (“Carry My Cross”), Rihanna (“Cheers”), Lauriana Mae (“Flaws & All”), Marsha Ambrosius (“Honey Pot”) and Teyana Taylor (“Outta My League”).

Her debut album “Becoming,” released in 2015 via John Legend’s label Home School Records in partnership with Motown Records, spawned contributions from fellow musicians including Malay (“War IV Love”), Oren Yoel (“In My Head”), Claude Kelly (“Me Versus Me”), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (“Flawed Beautiful Creatures”) and Benny Cassette (“Live for Today”).

Monae, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming studio collection early next year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Jonny Lattimer (Raye), Ina Wroldsen (Calvin Harris), Adriano Buffone (Jessie Ware), Tayla Parx (Christina Aguilera), Fabienne Holloway (Grace Cartner) and Jin Jin (Yebba Smith).

Stream Barthe’s debut album “Becoming” below.

Tayla Parx teases new collaboration with Janelle Monae

17 May

Tayla Parx has teased a new collaboration with Janelle Monae.

“I was finishing up Janelle Monae album in ATL and Big Boi walks in like ..you tryna do a freestyle like that on my record? Love the south,” the American singer/songwriter tweeted on Tuesday (May 16, 2017).

Parx (real name Taylor Parks) is responsible for co-writing Mariah Carey’s “Infinity,” Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” Jojo’s “Fuck Apologies,” Jason Derulo’s “Love Me Down,” Meghan Trainor’s “Better,” Fifth Harmony’s “Bo$$,” Jennifer Lopez’s “So Good,” and Keyshia Cole’s “Rick James.”

Her extensive resume delivers additional works with producers KAYTRANADA, Eric Hudson, Illangelo, Tommy Brown, Dem Jointz, Noel Zancanella, T-Collar, Ian Kirkpatrick, Electric, Ricky Reed, TMS, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, The Stereotypes, Rodney Jerkins, Greg Wells, Antonio Dixon, The Rascals, Mitch Allan, Nick Monson, and Daniel “Daylight” Kyriakides.

Meanwhile, Monae is expected to release her fourth studio collection, which serves as the follow-up 2013’s “The Electric Lady,” later this year Wondaland Records in partnership with Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further collaborations Jonny Lattimer (Kwabs, Ellie Goulding), Ina Wroldsen (Britney Spears, Rag’n’Bone Man), Adriano Buffone (Avicii, JP Cooper), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (RAYE, Clean Bandit) and Fred Cox (Tanika Bailey, Jamie Lidell).

Fans of Parx’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Cassie, Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Kesha, Fleur East, Mollie King, Stanaj, Diana Gordon, Alina Baraz, Majid Jordan, Hailee Steinfeld, Skip Marley, Tori Kelly, and Cameron Dallas.

Stream “The Electric Lady” below.