Electric Ladies rejoice! After a five year absence since her last release, Janelle Monae unveiled a teaser video for her forthcoming album Dirty Computer (given Monae's love and past collaborations with Prince, one wonders if the album title is a combination of Prince's "Dirty Mind" and "Computer Blue").
The teaser is nothing unusual for Monae and finds the singer in full ArchAndroid mode, presenting a futuristic, dystopian world (picture "Blade Runner" as a musical) while Monae recites lines including "They drained us of our dirt and all the things that made us special." The teaser ends with a minor cliffhanger as the words "An Emotion Picture by Janelle Monae" appear, leaving the viewer wondering if there will be a full-length feature or a visual album accompanying this release.
While Monae has been quiet on the musical front recently, the last five years have been fruitful ones for the singer who used that time to expand her acting career, appearing in Academy Award nominated movies including "Moonlight" and "Hidden Figures."
A release date for Dirty Computer has yet to be announced.