Listen: Janelle Monáe and Grimes connect on new song 'PYNK'
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Janelle Monáe and Grimes are back at it, only this time their musical collaboration is for a brand new single set to appear on Monáe’s upcoming studio album, Dirty Computer. The singer’s new single, “PYNK” was officially released on Tuesday morning, along with its equally entertaining music video (see above). Fans will remember that Monáe had provided some vocal work on “Venus Fly” from Grimes’ 2015 Art Angels album, and their chemistry is still spot on with the new single, to which Grimes contributed some of her trademark “harmonies & vibes,” as she puts it.

As seen in the video above, the visual message of “PYNK” is all about style, chillin’, maxin’ and relaxin’ with Ms. Monáe and her crew. Think of the song and its video as her updated and more feminist-friendly answer to Aerosmith’s “Pink.” Unfortunately, Grimes doesn’t make an appearance in the video, but Monáe and director Emma Westenberg still provide a really fun a pink-friendly accompaniment to the new track.

“abt a yr ago janelle played me like 20 songs and asked me which one was my fave and i was like ‘def pynk’ which was the right answer {phew} cuz she wanted some harmonies &vibes on it,” Grimes said in a post shared to her Instagram on Tuesday. “As per usual feeling blessed to b in the presence of greatness [a bunch of emojis] luv u J.”

The video also came with a statement about the song’s female power-heavy message.

“‘PYNK’ is a brash celebration of creation. self-love. sexuality. and pussy power! ‘PYNK’ is the color that unites us all, for pink is the color found in the deepest and darkest nooks and crannies of humans everywhere…”

Monáe’s Dirty Computer is currently scheduled to arrive on April 27 on Atlantic and Bad Boy Records. As for Grimes, fans were hoping to hear a new album from the elusive singer-songwriter at some point in 2018. Following a few confusing social media posts shared earlier this winter, however, it appears that the Canadian artist and her label aren’t exactly on the same page when it comes to releasing new tunes.