Sunday, June 13, 2010

Janelle Monáe - Archandroid

Talk about a concept album. Inspired by the movie Metropolis (also the title of her previous EP), Janelle created a James-Bond-in-space, multi-part sci-fi tale in the shape of an album that goes from classical to punk, r&b to country, experimental jazz-hop to straight funk, folk to unabashed pop. Sounds like it shouldn't work, but it does. And Janelle (who by the way is from Kansas City) apparently wants to have a video for each of the songs that together will make the story for a movie and a graphic novel. The future of music is multimedia. And female androids are all the rage these days.

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