Janelle Monae Announces ‘Dirty Computer’ Release Date with Two New Visuals, “Django Jane” and “Make Me Feel”

Janelle Monae is back with new music, meaning and a message.

In light of her recent on-screen success, the singer-songwriter-actress-producer-activist hasn’t released an album since 2013 but is back in the musical groove. After announcing her forthcoming third studio album Dirty Computer, the Electric Lady has officially shared the album’s April 27th release date and two oppositely charged videos for its lead singles. The first, “Djanjo Jane” directed by Andrew Donohu & Chuck Lightning, is a politically driven performance that places a microscope on the icon’s talents for cutting bars in a way we haven’t seen since “Q.U.E.E.N.” Here she paints vivid imagery as she confidently casts her cares upon the public, allowing time for a vagina monologue and a barrage of witty puns. “Mansplaining, I fold em like origami/What’s a wave, baby? This a tsunami/For the culture, I kamikaze,” she raps.

The Alan Ferguson-directed “Make Me Feel,” is paired with an funk-tastic video that’s tastefully reminiscent of Prince’s “Kiss.” Here, a complimentary new layer of the multi hyphenate innovator is revealed that openly acknowledges her fluid sexuality. Both videos find Monae devoid of her trademark black and white uniform and instead swirl her amongst bold colors and statement suits.

Watch “Django Jane” above and “Make Me Feel” below.

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