Punch Bowl caught up with Janelle Monae backstage at Wireless Festival in London this weekend. Janelle discussed her current tour, musical mentors, working with Estelle and future album plans!
Two new items have been added into the Janelle Monae Webstore! First check out this must have for the summer...introducing the Juniors' Tux T-Shirt, priced at only $20! Also, take a look at the Logo Rubber Bracelet, costing only $5. Head to Jane's store to check out the new merch, as well as other old favorites!
This album will have very strong concepts and bigger ideas and the music will just go forward to another level," Monáe tells Hive. "It will still be, I believe, relatable to the people. We have a really big ideas, I must say, and we’re just trying to make sure we execute them properly. "The concepts will be very strong," Monáe said. "That’s really what I can say … I don’t plan on stopping the formula or stopping myself from creating new formulas. My message is that I want to reach the people – the people who work each and every day. I want to create music that will be their choice of drug whenever they feel oppressed or depressed. [I want to] create something that will remain timeless, hopefully, and the next generation can be inspired by it. And creating a blueprint — one where people can understand that you don’t have to take the same coordinates to get to the same destination. But it will be jamming. I will say that much. It’s gonna be jamming." When the frog leaps on me and I rise and take a shower, and the rain drips down on my back," Monáe says. "I pick it up and a message appears: ‘It’s time. It’s time, child. Move forward.’" - MTV