Janelle Monáe has revealed her caller medium “The Age of Pleasure,” her first full-length effort successful 5 years, and nan follow-up to 2018’s “Dirty Computer,” will get connected June 9 via Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic Records.
The news came attached to a caller single, “Lipstick Lover,” and its matching euphony video — wherever nan singer-songwriter and an entourage of women soak by nan excavation successful bikinis and t-shirts emblazoned pinch nan song’s title and nan connection “Pleasure” — co-directed by Monáe and Alan Ferguson.
“As we participate into ‘The Age Of Pleasure,’ ‘Lipstick Lover’ is our freeassmothafucka anthem inspired by f.a.m. for f.a.m.,” Monáe wrote successful nan album’s property release. “This is our oasis made pinch love, rooted successful aforesaid acceptance, throbbing successful aforesaid discovery, and signed pinch cherry reddish kisses from maine to you.”
“Lipstick Lover” follows nan caller LP’s first azygous “Float,” a February merchandise that was backed by months of anticipation since nan way appeared successful promos for ABC/ESPN’s NBA Saturday Primetime campaign, pinch Monáe besides narrating nan ads. The opus features Seun Kuti and Egypt 80.
She besides previewed “Lipstick Lover” astatine a Met Gala after-party, a believe Monaé grew fond of employing erstwhile it came to preparing “The Age of Pleasure” for its charismatic release. Monáe said pinch Zane Lowe connected Apple Music 1 astir really she tested different songs connected nan medium by watching really group astatine parties would respond to nan music.
“What I would do is if I knew we were having a statement connected that Friday aliases Saturday, connected Monday and Tuesday, I’d beryllium like, ‘All right. We’re going to constitute 3 songs.’ If nan songs can’t activity astatine nan party, they’re not going connected nan album,” she said connected nan power show. “I was stepping around. I was truthful scared. I almost went to nan bath 1 time. But ‘Float,’ we did that. ‘Lipstick Lover,’ we did for illustration that. I person a opus called ‘Champagne Machine’ that’s connected there… fundamentally each opus that you’ll perceive connected nan project, that’s really I did it. I want it to beryllium truthful circumstantial to this Pan-African crowd who are my friends. I want it to beryllium a emotion missive to nan diaspora. And if they fuck pinch it, it’s good. I’m great.”
Outside of releasing a fewer one-off singles, Monaé shifted her attraction to nan large surface for nan past fewer years. She had a starring domiciled successful “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” arsenic good arsenic erstwhile roles successful “Harriet,” “Antebellum,” and more.