Thursday, July 15, 2010
If you watched the ESPYs last night, you may have seen that the house band for the show was fronted by this crazy chic rocking a tux. Janelle Monáe clearly marches to the beat of her own drum. Her debut album, The ArchAndroid dropped in may, and already it's being dubbed record of the year. Drawing from many different genres such as pop, funk, soul, rock, and just about any other one you can think of, she has made a sci-fi like opera kind of thing. Bowie comes to mind, but that's a crappy comparison. Monáe has established herself has a very original talent, and let's not forget to mention two of her producers, P Diddy or whatever the heck he calls himself now, and Outkast member Big Boi. Speaking of Big Boi, he's featured in today's song Tightrope.