Janelle Monae’s Many Moons

Janelle Monae is making her way into American households with terrible Christmas commercials for Gap and singing for Coke campaigns. However, Monae claims her true identity is that of Cindi Mayweather, a fugitive android accused of falling in love with a human. Which in her time and manufacturer’s planet is illegal. I shit you not.
So, why am I blogging about this ? Well, because she has been compared to Rachael from Bladrunner and many reviewers have compared her themes to Bladerunner as well. The clothing is not so great, but just her concept is enough for be to be interested to see if good fashion will follow. Plus, who could not love this album cover:  
Don’t take this too seriously, it is just the theme of her album to which the “Many Moons” single belongs. The concept of the video is quite remarkable, but not as well executed as it could have been. The song itself is a cross between Outkast “Hey Ya!,” Billy Joel “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” and SWV “I’m So Into You” all to the Sesame Street count to 12 intermission song. Yes, one of King Diddy’s best.  The video is an equestrian dressed android auction taking place in a nightclub setting with an evil corporation bidding against vampires.  The end involves brides and horses or something. 

~ by Ragdoll on 06/03/2009.

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