Janelle Monáe Announces First Album in 5 Years, Shares New Video: Watch
Janelle Monáe has announced The Age of Pleasure, her first new album since 2018’s Dirty Computer. The new LP opens with “Float” and also includes a new song called “Lipstick Lover.” Monáe co-directed the music video for her new song with Alan Ferguson. Watch it below.
The Age of Pleasure is out June 9. “All the songs were written from such an honest space,” Monáe said of her new record in an interview Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “So I hope that people feel that when they listen to the music, that they feel that when they come and, you know, counter with me when I’m around, I definitely have had an opportunity to evolve and grow and to tap into the things that bring me pleasure, the things that perhaps I should rethink and rework.”
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The Age of Pleasure:
01 Float [ft. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80]
02 Champagne Shit
03 Black Sugar Beach
06 Oh La La
07 Lipstick Lover
08 The Rush
09 The French 75
10 Water Slide
11 Know Better
12 Paid in Pleasure
13 Only Have Eyes 42
14 A Dry Red