Janelle Monae Coachella 2013

Janelle Monáe Will Get “Personal” With ‘Electric Lady’

Janelle Monae Coachella 2013

Janelle Monáe surfs the crowd at Coachella 2013 on Saturday, April 13

Janelle Monáe is slowly revealing more and more about her forthcoming sophomore album, The Electric Lady.

Now that that the electro-soul singer’s Coachella debut is out of the way, we can return to anticipating the follow-up to 2010’s The ArchAndorid, set to release this fall.

On April 22nd (at precisely “19:54 military time”), we’ll get to hear a brand new track featuring soul songstress Erykah Badu titled, “Q.U.E.E.N.”

Janelle Monae Q.U.E.E.N. Announcement

Check out what she had to say about the track and working with Miss Badu below:

“This song is inspired by private conversations she [Badu] and I have had and continue to have. She’s a great friend to me; she’s like a big sister and it’s a song about private dialogue that she and I have had.

We try to celebrate each other as much as possible and call one another when we’ve done something that the other one really admires and loves.

She was one of the first female artists to reach out to me and take me on tour with her as well so I’m forever grateful for her in my life…”

We can expect The Electric Lady to be a bit more mature, as Janelle states, “The album in general is more revealing. It’s more personal. I’m taking a lot more risks on this album.”

She’s keeping tight lipped about other possible collaborations, but says once he album is released, she’ll hit the road with a ton of tour dates.

Watch some of her Coachella show below in case you missed it this weekend.