[stream] Janelle Monae: “Q.U.E.E.N” (ft. Erykah Badu)
April 24th, 2013 by Matt
Janelle Monae is an exciting character. Even when she’s not firing on all cylinders, she’s so energetic and happy that she’s still a delight. “Q.U.E.E.N” is a catchy track that switches between hater shunning and religious questioning. The backing track is somewhere between classic Outkast and classic Prince (possibly the best starting point ever?) and Monae’s lyrics are a little erratic, but still gripping. This isn’t quite what I expected (or hoped for) from Monae’s new album, but it’s still got me plenty pleased.