Janelle Monae – Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi)

The The - DuskJanelle Monáe – “Tightrope”

It’s nearly impossible to place Janelle Monáe’s musical styling’s into a single category. On the Atlanta singer, songwriter and performer’s latest album, The ArchAndroid, Monáe culls from a wealth of influences, including jazz, hip hop, glam rock and folk – all with a touch of the space age. With her exaggerated pompadour, slick dance moves and a penchant for classic suits with a twist, Monáe also brings the old-school to her futuristic, sci-fi themed tunes. “Tightrope” embodies that old-school flair with a perfect concoction of funky soul and “classy brass.”