Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady

JANELLE-MONAE-ELECTRIC-LADY-e1376434058729The Electric Lady is the second studio album of singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe. The hip-hop stylings of Monáe’s music is one that pushes the very boundaries of the genre. Each album of Monáe’s features a wide array of styles from straight up hip-hop, to fast paced dance tracks, soft moving ballads to classical overtures.

The album is split up into two suites, Suite IV and Suite V which make up part of a larger and continuing story of Monáe’s alter ego, Cindi Mayweather. The character Cindi Mayweather and her tale of love in an dystopic, android filled, world have spanned across all three of Monáe’s albums (two of which are studio, the other is an EP).

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