Sunday, June 21, 2009

Strong, Fresh Performance: Janelle Monáe

This girl knows how to perform and is in control. good lookin out

Here's her singing "Sincerely Jane" live
(video is supposed to jump to 1:40 into clip - recommended)

Here's a guy's review of her set at SXSW ("Monáe displayed the range of her multi-octave voice...Thursday night’s set showcased Monáe defining the new musical movement as she transcended the typical genre trappings of R&B, soul, hip-hop, pop and rock as she combined them all into her deconstruction")

Here's a real nice track - Metropolis
- vox (vocals) & mux both enjoyable [this is probably my favorite of hers to date]

btw, here's Sincerely Jane on a TV show - vocals/lyrics bit clearer on this vid