I am excited to announce the #DirtyComputer is going on Tour!!! Presales start this Wednesday at 10am local time. Every online ticket purchased includes a digital copy of my new album, #DirtyComputer. Out everywhere FRIDAY! pic.twitter.com/We2SzazuKq— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 23, 2018
Proud to present our new cover with @JanelleMonae Photographed by @DavidYeoPhoto @RachelVHolland & interviewed by @MilesHolder in the preserved home of legendary Jimi Hendrix! See more here:https://t.co/4KEae3IdbI pic.twitter.com/9AklOuzMt2— FAULT Magazine (@FAULTMagazine) April 23, 2018
+ Talks about being open and honest with her emotions on the album, and the vulnerability she had to show to make the album authentic
+ The album is a celebration of "dirty computers," or people who are different due to race, gender, sexuality, etc
+ Being honest is now more important to her than pleasing everyone
+ Janelle wants to have a family and she's scared that she'll be too career focused to make it happen
When Janelle Monáe's mentor, Prince, died in 2016, she started to rethink how she would present herself https://t.co/MxghdPK7IQ— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 23, 2018
+ Talks about her shift of focus from her alter ego Cindi Mayweather for this album, because while there will be parallels to the Cindi character (naturally, since Cindi was based on Janelle), the album is about Janelle Monáe herself
+ Prince served as a mentor to her and helped with the album before his death
+ Dirty Computer is about women and sexuality, and has three themes: "Reckoning, Celebration, and Reclamation."
+ She is releasing a 50 minute "emotion picture" to support Dirty Computer on Thursday (more info here)
+ The film will center on the romance between Monáe and Tessa Thompson, but she's still coy about their relationship and her sexuality, in part due to her religious family
+ The article goes into her personal history and activism as well
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Dirty Computer will be out April 27! PREORDER NOW!!
Where will you be seeing Janelle this summer??