Janelle Monae, who’s coming off two very successful performances at Coachalla, has had it with any of your preconceived notions about her, whether it’s because she’s a woman or because she’s black or which god she does or doesn’t believe in, or for any other reason you want to throw at her. Save your time.
There’s a confidence, swagger and attitude on her new single, "Q.U.E.E.N." that Monae has previously kept hidden, or maybe all her success from the past few years has brought a new boldness, either way, it’s ferocious.
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