Singer/Actress Janelle Monae is returning back to music with her first album in five years.
However, being a woman of many talents, Janelle have been very busy during her hiatus from music. Since the release of “The Electric Lady,” Janelle has appeared in Box Office hits “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight.” She also launched her own label, Wondaland, and established a strong presence against social and racial injustices as the #MeTooMovement, and the Black Lives Matter movement.
On Friday, February 16, Janelle released a short trailer with the announcement of her latest project, ‘Dirty Computer’. The 33 second trailer shows a concept mixed of love, war and black excellence with a hint of a futuristic essences. As poetically intuitive Janelle is with her words, she narrates “they drained us of our dirt and all the things that made us special. And then you were lost, sleeping, and you didn’t remember anything at all.”
Although Janelle has not announced a release date for the album, the full length of the narrative film will available a lot sooner. The film she has described as ‘an emotion picture‘, will screen in selected theaters before the new Marvel hit Black Panther.
Last month, Janelle delivered a powerful speech during the Grammys in New York City. During the 3 minute speech, she spoke very strongly of women in the music industry and the power of words.
“Tonight, I am proud to stand in solidarity as not just an artist, but a young woman, with my fellow sisters in this room who make up the music industry — artists, writers, assistants, publicists, CEOs, producers, engineers, and women from all sectors of the business,” she said. “We are also daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and human beings. To those who would dare try and silence us, we offer you two words: #Timesup. We say Time’s Up for pay inequality, discrimination or harassment of any kind, and the abuse of power. We come in peace, but we mean business. It’s not just going on in Hollywood, or in Washington, it’s right here in our industry as well. And just as we have the just as we have the power to shape culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well. So, let’s work together, women and men, as a united music industry committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay, and access for all women.”