Girl Crush Janelle Monáe

September 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

While I am on the topic of music, let me tell you about my my breakfast this morning. I was sitting at my kitchen table early this morn,  slurping my cereal milk, and listening to The Current when Janelle Monáe comes on. 2 live performances and 1 interview about her musical motivations later, I know I am in love.

I love her look, androgonous but completely female, classic yet modern hispter all at once. I love her sound, soulful and jazzy, yet punky and pop as well. I love her motivations, deeply independent and individualistic, with conviction towards success of the underdog and the wonder that is music. And I love her reputation, classy and age appropriate but with comparisons to James Brown and other iconic male vocalists.

Her radio interview was insightful and gracious and literally made my morning! I’ve got a new girl crush.

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