May 29, 2018

Tuesday Tunes: Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae


      It's been awhile since Janelle Monae's newest album "Dirty Computer" came out, but I was so busy with school to talk about it, but I'm not busy now, so better late than never.

      I really got into Janelle's music about a year ago, and I absolutely adore her. She is such a free spirit and as a queer black woman, I really look up to her. With this newest album, she finally opened up about her sexuality and it really made me happy.

      Overall I really enjoyed this album. I thought it highlighted very important and relevant issues in such a universal way that anyway could understand. The visual album that went with it was also stunning. She's such a visionary and she deserves more props than she gets.

      My top 3 songs off the album were "Django Jane", "Make Me Feel", and "I Like That". All of these songs speak on the struggles of being a queer woman as well as a black woman in such a clever way. It's interesting because at first I wasn't a fan of "Django Jane" because of the rapping style, but it grew on me. "Make Me Feel" just makes me want to dance and gives me such strong Prince vibes that I can appreciate. Finally, "I Like That" is a song that I just vibe to over and over again. It has such a nice flow and is an anthem I can stick to.

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