With her new record, 21st century phenomenon Janelle Monae provides the soundtrack for her own Space Odyssey
Story by Angela Cravens / Photography by Marc Baptiste
An alien walks among us. She’s taken the form of a pop star (all the better to reach total world domination), though we’d be mistaken to assume she’s just another songstress on the scene with a serious voice. To know Janelle Monae’s music is to have her take you firmly by the hand and lead you into outer space. And though you may not have the foggiest idea where exactly you’re going, trust that she’s got it under control—and the ride will be sweet.