She's done cameo performances in some SciFi shows, too, but her IMDB doesn't seem to list them. They only list the actual characters that she's played.2/23 Janelle Monae
Oh, I really like this one. A very talented new-ish artist that is laying down some great tracks. Many artists eventually do a concept album in the later eyars of their career. Not Janelle, she did one in 2018 and its a blast (I dont normally enjoy concept albums...). She has a nice list of prominent backers including Big Boi and the Purple Yoda himself. Enjoy a few tracks for this Wed fun day.
Back when we had a halfway decent science fiction channel up here, with a daily genre news programme, I saw her interviewed a few times. She takes a lot of her inspiration from SF.I First saw her on Later…with Jools Holland. My first impression of her performance was that she was a young, female version of James Brown. Her energy, her moves, her choreography.
And I still think that today, I mean that’s not ALL she is, but it’s a core part of her act, and it shows.
Indeed! In many ways, her concept album was a funky version of Mr. Roboto, with some Blade Runner, etc. thrown in,Back when we had a halfway decent science fiction channel up here, with a daily genre news programme, I saw her interviewed a few times. She takes a lot of her inspiration from SF.
I would not be surprised to hear her say those two- especially Bowie- were major inspirations for her.Monae also has mentioned being pansexual and I believe incorporates some of that into her music. She just screams confidence which reminds me very much of artists like Prince and is trailblazing like Bowie. Good company to be in comparison.