Janelle Monáe Plays It Crazy, Sexy & Cool By Design In Her Latest Over The Top Video
The dynamic singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe is only days away from releasing Dirty Computer, and today she rolls out the red carpet with the visuals for the single, “I Like That.”
Kicking off with an eye-catching black, white, and red treatment, Monáe’s striking presence is seen standing in an empty auditorium wearing a triangle mask and heavy, patterned dress. The dark aesthetic follows the video’s journey, with flashes of picturesque moments. Whether posing in a milk filled bathtub as Flamingos play or hanging in a verdant garden as a peacock flexes in the backdrop, each scene showcases Monáe’s multifaceted personality and talent. But none of this comes as a surprise from the outrageously artistic musician who was simultaneously mentored by OutKast’s Big Boi and Puff Daddy.
Each of the previously released singles from April 27’s Dirty Computer, showcase a completely different side of the Janelle while still capturing her signature sound and style. From the Prince-inspired, psychedelic ballad, “Make Me Feel,” the ladies first celebration, “PYNK” to the powerful and aggressive “Django Jane,” each track pays tribute to the various sides of Monáe’s complex identity.
The final single, “I Like That” and accompanying visuals play with the concept that TLC mapped out with, Crazysexycool, and encourages and epitomizes the self-acceptance and assurance that comes with maturity. As laid out by four videos from Dirty Computer, Monáe will be releasing a narrative film to accompany the album, which she’s calling an “emotion picture.”