Monae is on the run.
Janelle Monae came through last year with one of the best R&B albums of 2018. Dirty Computer was an emotional roller coaster that grooved like R&B but also had pop hits. Monae's growth as an artist is displayed through her fashion choices and complex musical narratives. She continues one of those stories in her latest music video.
Monae dropped the visual story with her single "Crazy, Classic, Life," and she continues the tale with her latest effort. Monáe, Tessa Thompson, Zoë Kravitz, and their crew wake up after a night of drinking and realize they are being stalked by a killer flying robot in "Screwed." They escape into a party, where they are stalked by enemies as well. While that cat-and-mouse game is being played, Monae sprinkles her futuristic R&B magic on scenes filled with visually stunning outfits and inspiring art.