Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday Night Videos

Friday Night Videos

Janelle Monáe first caught my attention with her science fiction-infused debut, The Chase Suite, in 2008. She's creative and talented, but in recent years she dropped off my radar until her excellent performance in "Hidden Figures." Now she's got a new album, and the third single "Pynk," has turned out to be somewhat controversial. Monáe certainly casts subtlety to the wind on this one. It's all kinds of messed-up, and that is a wonder to behold. I come away with the impression that this video is exactly what Monáe wanted it to be, conveying exactly the message she wanted. Isn't that the goal of any artist?

Previously on Friday Night Videos... Julie Brown.

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