Update: Janelle Monaé Releases The Video for Her Latest Single "PYNK"
Janelle Monáe has released the video for "PYNK," her collaboration with Grimes. The video was directed by Emma Westenberg and features bright visuals.
Watch it above.
See orignal story below.
Janelle Monáe has released another track from her forthcoming new album Dirty Computer.
READ: Prince Worked On Janelle Monae's Upcoming Album 'Dirty Computer'
Titled "PYNK," the song features Canadian electronic artist and producer Grimes. The pair previously collaborated on a song called "Venus Fly," which was a part of Grimes' 2015 album Art Angels.
Dirty Computer will be dropping on April 27. Prior to "PYNK," Monáe released singles "Django Jane" and "Make Me Feel."
In an interview with BBC Radio 1 Monáe discussed recording the album.
"There were a lot of times I would stop recording [and] I would be deeply upset, angry," Monáe said to BBC Radio 1 host Annie Mac. "Living over in America and feeling like the people I love were pushed to the margins of society by the leader of the free world and that regime."
"I wanted to make an album for all the dirty computers of the world," she continued. "Those who are told that they have bugs and viruses, that they need to fix themselves, that they need to clean themselves. Dirty computers [should] see their bugs and viruses as attributes, as features, as characteristics that help make society great and inclusive."
The Wondaland Records creator also spoke on being mentored by Prince, as well as being influenced by him as a child.
"He never tried to encourage me to be like him, or to write music like him. It was always, 'You have something special. I'm here if you need me, but I love what it is that you do,'" she said.
"Prince, you know growing up, was always other-worldly to me, to a point where I was scared of him," Monáe added. "When I would see his videos on TV they would make me very scared and mainly because I just had never seen a black man express himself in the way that Prince did. He was so free."