New Music: Janelle Monáe – ‘I Like That’

Oh me, oh me, oh me, oh my. After dropping “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane,” and the sexually-liberating video for “Pynk,” Janelle Monáe delivers her empowerment anthem “I Like That.”

Over mellow production, Janelle tips her hat to TLC. “I’m crazy, and I’m sexy, and I’m cool,” she sings. “Little rough around the edges but I keep it smooth / I’m always left of center and that’s right where I belong / I’m the random minor note you hear in major songs and I like that.”

Monáe also drops some flows. “I remember when you called me weird,” she rhymes. “We was in math class, third row, I was sitting by you / Right before Mr. Amond’s class, ’cause my mom couldn’t afford new Js, Polos, thrift store, thrift clothes, that was all I knew.”

“I Like That” is the latest release from Janelle’s upcoming third album and “emotion picture,” Dirty Computer, due April 27.

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