Janelle Monáe Balances Big Boi, Soul & Funk On Her ‘Tightrope’

Adding to the already long list of highly anticipated music this year is quirky songstress Janelle Monáe who premiered a new song from her forthcoming May release, The ArchAndroid, today. "Tightrope" walks the thin line between awesome and fantastic with Big Boi lending his rap talents to this hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time. For those who know Miss Monáe's history, Big Boi was actually the one to introduce her to the world when she was a part of his Purple Ribbon All-Stars crew with two songs on their one and only major label album, Big Boi Presents...Got Purp, Vol. 2. It's good to hear these two ATLiens on the same track again, especially one so banging. If you don't shake your shimmy or let your backbone slip to this almost five-minute Soul Funk workout, then I don't know what to say but you may want to get to the nearest emergency room. This and another new song, "Cold," will be available for download exclusively on Janelle's website tomorrow, but you can get into it right here, right now. [H/T: PF/TSS]

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7 Responses

  1. AWESOME! Can't wait for her next album. I love her style and she and Big Boi together is HOTNESS!!

  2. Janelle ALL DAY!!!!!!

  3. "We call that Classy Brass."
    LOVE IT! Thanks SoulBounce for reminding us of all the great music that's still around.

  4. Love it!! and I luv her too. Can't wait for the album!

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    Ms.Monae we are so very (J.Mayer style o_O LOL) extra anxiously awaiting the next installment… heard about this track last summer, but first listen today is LOVE!
    The originality, intelligence, boldness and beauty of Janelle’s work suites my Gemini so so well, chile!!!!!

  6. I really like this record...Janelle is nice!

  7. Cant wait. tha metroplois set had potential looking for her to step up her game