Don’t think there is a more befitting title for a song that unites Janelle Monae with Erykah Badu. As promised and right on time the android princess unveils her much anticipated lead single off her recently announced sophomore album The Electric Lady. It was impossible to predict where Monae would/could go after her illustrious debut but ‘Q.U.E.E.N’ paints a wonderful new portrait of an album soaked in even richer and more colourful soundscapes. ‘Q.U.E.E.N’ brings Badu’s neo-funk power face to face with Monae’s afro-futurism and in turn they’ve created a gloriously fonky nu-age gospel; their minds together sound like Prince’s immaculately conceived alien love child.
God damn, this is too much.