Thursday, July 15, 2010

Janelle Monáe is the new Bowie



i'm really surprised she is not Lady Gaga level by now. This performance is mindblowing and recalls Young Americans-era Bowie with obvious James brown hypnotic mindlock reference points. The coda even recalls Stereolab with its warped Brazilian chords. The whole second half is such a rush that the fucking guitar amp falls over (at around 3:15) seemingly a result of radness overdose.