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08 July 2023

Watch The Video For Janelle Monáe’s New single ‘Water Slide’

Janelle Monae Water Slide Video
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Janelle Monáe has unveiled the music video for Water Slide from her latest album The Age of Pleasure. The vibrant visual exudes a similar stylish and carefree vibe as the star’s previous Lipstick Lover music video, both of which were co-directed by Monáe and Alan Ferguson. You can check the new video out below.

Water Slide is one of two songs – the other being The French 75 – that Monáe collaborated on with Jamaican dancehall icon Sister Nancy for The Age of Pleasure. The album also features contributions from talented artists such as Grace Jones, Amaarae, Doechii, Nia Long, and Ckay.

Starting on August 30 in Seattle, Washington, Monáe will embark on her North American tour to promote The Age Of Pleasure. The extensive trek spans 26 cities in the United States and Canada, concluding in Inglewood, California, on October 18. Monáe will perform in various locations including Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Houston, and many more.

The Age of Pleasure is much-anticipated successor to the artist’s 2018 album, Dirty Computer. It was released on 9 June through Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic. The record also includes Float, Janelle’s February single with Seun Kuti + Egypt 80.

All the songs were written from such an honest space,” Monáe said of her new record in an interview Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “So I hope that people feel that when they listen to the music, that they feel that when they come and, you know, counter with me when I’m around, I definitely have had an opportunity to evolve and grow and to tap into the things that bring me pleasure, the things that perhaps I should rethink and rework.”

With a total of eight Grammy Award nominations, Janelle Monáe has made an indelible mark on the music industry. She has not only secured a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Children’s and Family Emmy Award but has also been recognised with prestigious accolades like the ASCAP Vanguard Award. Billboard Women in Music also honored her with the Rising Star Award back in 2015 and the Trailblazer of the Year Award in 2018.

Buy The Age Of Pleasure here.


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