Diving into Janelle Monáe’s ‘Water Slide’: A New Age of Pleasure
Janelle Monáe, the multifaceted artist known for her eclectic style and genre-blending songs, has unveiled the music video for The Age of Pleasure’s track “Water Slide.” Janelle Monáe’s video, brimming with vibrancy and an unrestrained spirit, mirrors the creative energy of the “Lipstick Lover” video. Monáe and Alan Ferguson, a seasoned music video director, joined forces to co-direct both videos. Watch below (NSFW):
Janelle Monáe and Sister Nancy: A Dancehall Duo in ‘The Age of Pleasure
“Water Slide” is a standout track from The Age of Pleasure, one of two songs Monáe crafted alongside Jamaican dancehall icon Sister Nancy. The other collaboration is “The French 75.” The album also features contributions from diverse artists, including the legendary Grace Jones, rising Ghanaian-American artist Amaarae, rapper Doechii, actress Nia Long, and Nigerian singer-songwriter Ckay. Monae has collaborated with legendary artists, explored in our articles about Janelle and Big Boi and Janelle and Prince.
Janelle Monáe’s North American Tour: Bringing The Age of Pleasure to Salt Lake City
Monáe is set to embark on her North American tour in the coming month, promoting her latest album. The tour will commence on August 30 in Seattle, Washington, with a stop in Salt Lake City on September 6th at The Complex.