Attention Janelle Monae fans: her new song and music video for “Pynk” has dropped!
Janelle Monae has dropped the third song and video from her long-awaited third solo album, “Dirty Computer,” which is due April 27. The clip features Janelle and her dancers in a desert setting, working a theme based around, er, a part of the female anatomy that was expressed in the video for “Django Jane” released in February. The song features Grimes, although she does not appear in the video.
In February Monae dropped two songs and videos — “Make Me Feel” along with “Django Jane” — and details about the album. The singer/actress doesn’t do anything by half — in the five years since her last album, she’s toured, landed star-making acting appearances in “Hidden Figures” and Oscar Best Picture “Moonlight,” launched her Wondaland label (home to Jidenna, St. Beauty and others) and gave a rousing #TimesUp-themed speech at the Grammy Awards last month — and the new album is no exception. “Dirty Computer” will also feature a “narrative film project” that will air in select theaters nationwide before screenings of “Black Panther.” (She released a teaser video for it a few weeks ago.)