Janelle Monae: “Dirty computer” a positive empowering album

by Shawna Montout


April 27th, Janelle Monae released her album “Dirty Computer” which is her third one. It was accompanied by an emotion picture (visual album) also titled dirty computer.

First of all, why dirty computers? To Janelle Monae dirty computers are those who refuse to be oppressed, those who break the rules, those who are different and think different.
14 songs, 48 minutes full of free spirit’s vibes. Janelle Monae knows how to take us into her world. With her new album, the artist talks about several subjects such as sexuality, love, racial injustice, and so on.
We also hear a lot of different sounds. It goes from pop to funk then to R’n’B and hip-hop.
Three singles, “Make Me Feel”, “Django Jane”, and “Pynk”, and one promotional single, “I Like That” preceded the album.
After “Make Me Feel “ was released the singer confirmed in various interviews that Prince worked on the single, as well as the entire album before he passed away.

Woman empowering

In this new project, the woman in black and white celebrates women. Women who have vaginas, women who don’t, transwoman, black woman. “Pynk” is one of the singles of the album who does it and in its clip video we clearly see it. Women are wearing pants which symbolize vulva.
The video is empowering women’s private parts and representing every type. no discrimination. Lesbianism is also a part of the subject addressed in the music video. We see Janelle Monae Flirting with Tessa Thompson an actress. In her coming-out interview, The songwriter said:
“I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you. This album is for you. Be proud.”

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