is trying on a new sound in her role as HDIC (Head Droid in Charge) of Wondaland Arts Society. Her collective of artists, Wondaland Records, is now supporting a movement of eclectic and dapper artists, including the classic man Jidenna. In Monae’s new song “Yoga,” she has the electric whirl that could conceivably be interpreted as a trap beat sound. Upon first listen, you’re entranced and concerned, since the beat is SO DOPE. But then you get worried that Monae might just be compromising her independence. And then you stop, know that Janelle is always in control (in more ways than one, if the song is to believed) and you go and party on.
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