janelle monáe just released dirty computer and these are our thoughts

(photo credit: Atlantic Records)

(photo credit: Atlantic Records)

If you’re anything like us, you spent your entire weekend dancing around your room with Dirty Computer on full blast. With her first album in five years, Janelle Monáe solidifies herself as an icon for women, the LGBTQ community, and music lovers everywhere – there is something for everyone. This album is a representation of finding who you are, and celebrating it. And we’re here for it. See below for our three favorite tracks off of Dirty Computer:


This track may be our favorite off the entire album. Not only does it feature Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies fans we’re looking at you), it is ridiculously catchy. We’re talking skipping down the sidewalk catchy. This song is a combination of two powerful women, and plays with the literal and figurative meaning of getting, well, screwed over.


Pink just became our new favorite color (if it wasn’t already). The track, which features Grimes (who’s totally badass by the way), was released as the third single off Dirty Computer. Monáe told Rolling Stone that Pynk is a celebration of “creation, self love, sexuality, and pussy power.”


Out of all the tracks on this album, this stood out as the one where Monáe’s independence and confidence really shines through. Through lines like “I’m always left of center, and that’s right where I belong” and “I don’t really give a f*ck if I was just the only one who likes that,” she lets us know that she’s different, and she likes that. It’s endearing, it’s inspiring, and assuring – it’s okay to be different. You go girl!

Picking just three favorite songs off of this brilliant album was not an easy task. We’re feeling blessed to live in a world with women as inspiring as Janelle Monáe, that create and motivate through their incredible talents. Check out her Dirty Computer Emotion Picture here:


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