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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Janelle Monáe - Violet Stars Happy Hunting

"And now they're after you for loving too"

Today marks the release of Janelle Monáe's first EP, the Metropolis Suite. Think a female Outkast, or Alecia Keys if she decided to go all weird and uptempo. The EP is a bizarre concept album that tells the story of a robot that falls in love with a human. The music is a mix of R&B, funk, rock and space-age pop. In some ways it's very out there, but given the right single I can see Monáe breaking through. She's definitely a breath of fresh air in the soul genre and I'd love her to score a hit. The stuff on this first EP may be a bit too strange to do it, but we'll see what she comes up with next.

Janelle Monáe - Violet Stars Happy Hunting (zshare)

(Music posted for evaluation purposes only. If you like what you hear, support the artists! Buy the EP here.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I <3 J-Mo! I have Metropolis Chase Suite on repeat!

9:58 AM  

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