Janelle Monáe is a musical force to be reckoned with. It comes as no surprise, then, that the singer, songwriter, composer and fierce-tuxedo-rocker claims residence in a magical creative compound with her musician friends Deep Cotton and Roman Gianarthur known as The Wondaland Arts Society in Atlanta, and it should also come as no surprise that we would die to see what goes on inside those walls for even just one day. Our colleagues at FADER must be on the same page as us with that thought, because they have partnered up with home audio company Sonos to bring Monáe and her Wondaland crew to re-imagine their creative space in the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles for a project called Wondaland West and film the results (if the name Sonos is only ringing a faint bell, perhaps the holiday ad with OKP head honcho ?uestlove + Danny! will help jog your brain cells). The Sonos Studio is self-described as “an acoustically-designed gallery that celebrates music listening,” and with a group as multi-talented as Monáe and her Wondaland cohorts seem to be, the results of this collaboration could shape up to be very exciting on a number of levels. This is just the first in a series so so check back often and catch the project trailer below.
props to FDR