Janelle Monáe Reveals New Album’s Electric Lady Release Date and Tracklist


Janelle Monáe has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for her follow-up to 2010’s The ArchAndroid. The Electric Lady is out September 10 through Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic. The cover art (on the left) is illustrated by Sam Spratt.

The album was co-produced by Monáe with Deep Cotton (Chuck Lightning and Nate Wonder) and Roman GianArthur, fellow members of the Wondaland Arts Society. Monáe, Lightning, and Wonder executive produced the album along with Sean “Diddy” Combs. Big Boi is credited as co-executive producer.
In addition to “Q.U.E.E.N.” with Erykah Badu, the album features previously announced collaborations with Miguel (“PrimeTime”) and Prince (“Givin Em What They Love”). It also features collaborations from Solange, Big Boi, Cee-Lo Green, and Esperanza Spaulding.

Watch the video for “Q.U.E.E.N.” with Erykah Badu:

On June 27 Janelle Monáe used Instagram‘s new video function to announce the release date of her new album, which you can see here

A two-disc deluxe edition of the record with four bonus tracks and an alternate cover will be available only at Target… check out that cover below as well.

The Electric Lady:

01 Suite IV: Electric Overturqueen-cover
02 Givin Em What They Love [ft. Prince]
03 Q.U.E.E.N. [ft. Erykah Badu]
04 Electric Lady [ft. Solange]
05 Good Morning Midnight (Interlude)
06 PrimeTime [ft. Miguel]
07 We Were Rock and Roll
08 The Chrome Shoppe (Interlude)
09 Dance Apocalyptic
10 Look Into My Eyes
11 Suite V: Electric Overture
12 It’s Code
13 Ghetto Woman
14 Our Favorite Fugitive (Interlude)

Target Cover

Target Cover

15 Victory
16 Can’t Live Without Your Love
17 Sally Ride
18 Dorothy Dandridge Eyes [tt. Esperanza Spalding]
19 What an Experience
20 Q.U.E.E.N. [feat. Erykah Badu] [Wondamix] (Bonus)
21 Electric Lady [feat. Big Boi and Cee-Lo Green] [Dungeon-Wondamix] (Bonus)
22 HYTB (Bonus)
23 I Want You Back (Bonus)

Watch a video detailing the making of the cover through a series of sketches below, and read all about the myth behind the image here. According to the myth, the painting is titled “Cindi Mayweather and Her Sisters Cast a Spell Over the Good City of Metropolis” and was painted “in the autumn of 2717.”

Janelle Monáe Interview with DA VIBE Magazine , talking about her new album and the collaborations: