Janelle Monáe has introduced her new album, The Age of Pleasure, will launch on June 19 by way of Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic Data.
In an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Monáe stated all of the music on The Age of Pleasure got here from an “trustworthy house.”
“Even with this album, this venture. I’m similar to, ‘You understand what? It takes work.’ I’ve to be taught issues another time. I’ve to observe. I’ve to… And thank God I really like the songs. So it’s at all times a enjoyable factor to do to. It’s like beginning on a clean canvas.”
She continued, “So I hope that individuals really feel that once they hearken to the music, that they really feel that once they come and counter with me once I’m round, I undoubtedly have had a possibility to evolve and develop and to faucet into the issues that deliver me pleasure, the issues that maybe I ought to rethink and rework. Typically it truly is simply saying, ‘You understand what? Let’s get again to the fundamentals and in addition let’s honor the current.’”
Preceded by the lead single “Float” that includes Nigerian collective Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, The Age of Pleasure additionally contains the freshly-released monitor “Lipstick Lover.”
The brand new track, produced by Nate “Rocket” Surprise, arrives with a provocative music video Monáe co-directed with frequent collaborator Alan Ferguson. It may be considered under.
“That track, ‘Lipstick Lover,’ ugh. I’m like, ‘Why didn’t I write this track years in the past?’ As a result of if you already know me… Immediately, I don’t have on any pink lipstick, however I’m at all times in pink lipstick. And there have been so many situations the place I’ve made out with someone at a celebration and it’s darkish. No person notices it. However when the lights come on, whoever I’ve made out with, lipstick throughout their face,” Monáe defined.
She added, “After which I’ve additionally been on the receiving finish of a human… who’s so engaging…. Or I’ll get house and I’m like, ‘Oh my God. I’ve lipstick throughout my face.’ And I’ve additionally been the ‘Lipstick Lover’ the place…You understand precisely who I kissed.”
The Age of Pleasure is Monáe’s first album since Soiled Pc, which was launched in April 2018. The lead single “Make Me Really feel” was licensed gold by the RIAA, in addition to its different single “I Like That.”
Later that 12 months, “I Like That” spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Grownup R&B Airplay chart, making it her first chief.
Soiled Pc had staggering standing, rating amongst Rated R&B’s 25 Finest R&B Albums of 2018 record and scoring an Album of the 12 months nomination on the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019.
Since then, Monáe has maintained recording exercise, contributing to soundtracks together with Girl and the Tramp (“That’s Sufficient“) and All In: The Struggle For Democracy (“Turntables”).
Final 12 months, Monáe made an look on the small display, showing in Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller.
Stream and watch the video for Janelle Monáe’s “Lipstick Lover” under. Please word that music video might not be appropriate for these below the age 18.
The Age of Pleasure is obtainable for pre-save/pre-add.
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