Janelle Monáe’s new video “PYNK” stars Tessa Thompson. The new song is an anything-but-subtle celebration of female sexuality, but if the lyrics weren’t enough, this music video and Monáe’s, uh…wardrobe, will make it perfectly clear what it’s about.
Janelle Monáe writes in the new video’s description: “PYNK is a brash celebration of creation. self love. sexuality. and pussy power! PYNK is the color that unites us all, for pink is the color found in the deepest and darkest nooks and crannies of humans everywhere… PYNK is where the future is born….”
“Dirty Computer” is coming out April 27. Janelle Monáe previously shared the songs “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane.” In addition to the track with Grimes, Monáe’s new album features contributions from Prince.
It’s been five years since Monáe’s last release. And, with these three new singles, it’s obvious that she’s done a lot of growing up since then. (Not to mention that she was busy serving acclaimed performances in “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures.”)
Whether due to working with Prince, dating Tessa Thompson or just because she’s owning herself, we’re here for this new Janelle Monáe. These three new songs are triumphant anthems of fluid and empowered sexuality.
This tweet pretty much sums it up:
Janelle Monae 2010: i don’t discuss my sexuality, only the android revolution.
Janelle Monae 2018: have you fools SEEN Tessa Thompson?
— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) February 22, 2018
With this, we are even more excited to see Janelle Monáe perform her new album at Summerfest.