Janelle Monáe

Following the recent trifecta of killer singles, Janelle Monáe is going all out once again for “I Like That”. The sweet, self-assured jam rises like fire amidst outward frustration with social woes and expectations projected on the artist class, among others. Opening with classic R&B chills, Janelle quickly jumps in with beats not set to overkill, but to stunning movement and charismatic halos of sound. She has worked with the likes of Prince, channeled the energy of James Brown as only an artist can, and has given us more than we could ask for in teasers for her greater work. Janelle’s forthcoming album, Dirty Computer is out April 27th. This one is not to be missed.