I've always felt that Janelle Monae pigeonholed herself with her over the top aesthetic but I'll be damned if she doesn't do what she does better than anyone ever could. This trailer for her new album reminds me of Final Fantasy VII (the best video game ever made haters.) If nothing else Janelle is proof that being plain different [for better or for worse] is usually more than enough to win. I'm not mad.
Note - 5/9/10 9:22pm
I think I should just note that I think my post kinda made it sound like I didn't really like the trailer OR Janelle Monae for that matter. For the record I LOVE the trailer, LOVE "Tightrope" and as it stands Ms. Monae's "Cybertronic Purgatory" is the most played record in my iTunes library at 6416 plays.