Thursday, May 2, 2013

Janelle Monae: Q.U.E.E.N. (Featuring Erykah Badu)

27-year-old singer-musician-composer-producer Janelle Monae continues to "defy every label", as proudly stated in the lyrics to the song "Q.U.E.E.N.",  the first single from 'The Electric Lady', her second full-length studio album which does not yet have a release date.

The dynamic track features Erykah Badu who also appears in the striking video, directed by Alan Ferguson.

The fab Ms. Monae has only one show scheduled at this point, a fundraising event with the San Francisco Symphony May 16, but there will be a tour later this year to coincide with the release of 'The Electric Lady.'

NOTE!  The May 16 concert is for a highly worthy cause: the proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Symphony's education and community programs, providing music education to more than 75,000 Bay Area children each year.  So if any of my readers in Northern California have some dollar dough to blow, this would be a good time to do so.