Earlier today, Janelle Monae revealed the track list for her upcoming album. The title was recently announced as The Age of Pleasure. Anyone who has been following the singer in recent months will know that the title fits her new persona. Now, with the revelation of the tracklist, fans have gained another small snippet of info about the project. Janelle Monae seems to have called in the big guns for features. The album includes collaborations with notable artists such as the legendary Grace Jones. Also included are artists like Sister Nancy, Amaarae, Doechii, Nia Long, Ckay, Seun Kuti, and Egypt 80.
Janelle Monae unveiled the album last month. The announcement was accompanied by a provocative, lesbian-themed music video for the song "Lipstick Lover." The Age of Pleasure marks the singer's first album release since 2018's Dirty Computer. It is scheduled to be released this Friday, June 9. Earlier this year, she also shared the album's opening track, "Float." Yesterday, Monae dropped a teaser video for the album on her Instagram.
Janelle Monae Teases An Era Of Pleasure
Janelle Monáe has taken a nostalgic approach to the rollout of her upcoming album. She has released a teaser trailer inspired by MTV’s Spring Break. The trailer, titled Pleasure TV, was shared on Instagram and features vintage-style footage reminiscent of the popular show. The album, titled The Age Of Pleasure, is highly anticipated and is set to be released on June 9. In addition to the trailer, Monae previously announced her plans to take the album on tour. The Age Of Pleasure tour is scheduled to begin in the fall. The dates were shared on Instagram along with provocative promotional images. In the photos, Monae posed in shorts with her braids covering her breasts. For these, she seems to be drawing inspiration from the iconic Jimi Hendrix and Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk.
Despite receiving some negative commentary for the NSFW promotional campaign, Monae remains unfazed and embraces the freedom of expressing herself. The Age Of Pleasure tour will kick off on August 30 in Seattle and include stops in major cities such as Portland, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Brooklyn. Fans can expect a unique and nostalgic experience as Janelle Monáe continues to captivate audiences with her music and visual aesthetics. Stay tuned to HNHH for all the latest coverage of the new album. Check out the full tracklist below!
01. Float (ft. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80)
02. Champagne Shit
03. Black Sugar Beach
04. Phenomenal (ft. Doechii)
06. Ooh La La (ft. Grace Jones)
07. Lipstick Lover
08. The Rush (ft. Amaarae and Nia Long)
09. The French 75 (ft. Sister Nancy)
10. Water Slide
11. Know Better (ft. CKay)
12. Paid in Pleasure
13. Only Have Eyes 42
14. A Dry Red