August 10, 2013


Janelle Monae's 'The Electric Lady' Tracklist Boasts Big Names

The tracklisting and album cover for soul queen and sci-fi lover, Janelle Monae's upcoming album, The Electric Lady, was recently made available—by accident.

According to HipHop-N-More, the info went up on Target's website yesterday, but was then quickly taken down. Luckily, the music site was able to screen grab the info and leak it to the world. 

The cover art, (you can see the Target symbol from the leaked image in the far right corner) reaffirms Monae's love for both disco and cyborgs, and the tracklisting reaffirms the fact that the girl's got a lot of very talented admirers. 

Not every musician gets to duet with Prince, Solange Knowles, Erykah Badu and Miguel on the same album!

The Eclectic Lady is Monae's second full-length release and her first since 2010's critical smash, The ArchAndroid.

We got our first taste of Electric Lady's sound in late April when the "Tightrope" singer released the fun and funky "Q.U.E.E.N." with hip-hop queen, Erykah Badu.

Two months later we got an official release date (September 10!) and the poppy, hand-clapper "Dance Apocalyptic."

And now, this:

Disc 1:

1. Suite IV Electric Overture

2. Givin Em What They Love (ft. Prince)

3. Q.U.E.E.N. (ft. Erykah Badu)

4. Electric Lady (ft. Solange)

5. Good Morning Midnight (Interlude)

6. PrimeTime (ft. Miguel)

7. We Were Rock & Roll

8. The Chrome Shoppe (Interlude)

9. Dance Apocalyptic

10. Look Into My Eyes

Disc 2:

11. Suite V Electric Overture

12. It's Code

13. Ghetto Woman

14. Our Favorite Fugitive (Interlude)

15. Victory

16. Can't Live Without Your Love

17. Sally Ride

18. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (ft. Esperanza Spalding)

19. What An Experience

Bonus Tracks:

21. Q.U.E.E.N. (ft. Erykah Badu) [Wondamix]
22. Electric Lady (ft. Big Boi and Cee Lo Green) [Dungeon-Wondamix]
23. HYTB
24. I Want You Back

According to NME, the Miguel track, "Prime Time," will feature a sample of the indie-rock godfathers, The Pixie's, classic "Where Is My Mind?" 

We have a feeling this album is gunna push a lot of boundaries and bend a lot of genres. After all, this is the electric lady who adores talking about cyborgs almost as much as (and maybe more than) music!