Janelle Monae – Tuxedos and Feminism

In addition to really liking her sound and style, Janelle Monae’s lyrics are pretty awesome. Listen to the first and last minute of this song below.Her lyrics feature references to actually interesting things, like the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which I haven’t read, and is the basis of the movie Blade Runner, which I haven’t seen. Maybe I should! Regardless of what Google tells me about her lyrics, I just love it when singers sing about things other than sex, partying, and breakups.  She also wears tuxedos all the time when she’s working, black and white, a very unique and incredible look. She just offers something so different from her contemporaries and I find it REALLY refreshing.