After three years, Janelle Monáe has finally set a release date for her upcoming second studio album, The Electric Lady.
She has also released a 28 second teaser video for an upcoming new single entitled “Dance Apocalyptic.”
The album will be released on September 10, 2013, while the full-length music video gets a July 2, 2013 premiere date. It was directed by Wendy Morgan and Pierre Rouger.
The album’s lead single is the Erykah Badu featured “Q.U.E.E.N.,” which was released on April 23, 2013.
The funky song has so far managed to peak at #47 on the Billboard Us R&B Songs chart.
Along with Badu, Prince and Miguel are said to be featured on the record. Take a look at what she had to say about the album below:
“We took our time to work on it. We felt a shift in the world … a shift in our music and freedom, with life and politics and where we are as a society. Every time is not always the right time for you to come out with something.”
[spotted via billboard.com]