Songs of Funk and Freedom

If footage of ever-expanding plumes of oil and cynical fake news shows have become your favorite sources of entertainment, let me give you some advice: Stop. Pull yourself away from your TV or computer screen and let Janelle Monáe rock your world with something completely different. Monáe’s new album, The ArchAndroid, is a continuation of the themes begun on her 2008 EP, Metropolis, Suite I: The Chase. Both The ArchAndroid and Metropolis are concept albums featuring Monáe’s alter ego and muse Cindi Mayweather, the leader of an android resistance movement.

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Sojourners Magazine September/October 2010
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