Janelle Monáe Self-Examines On New Song ‘I Like That’
Janelle Monáe has freed up more storage on her Dirty Computer by releasing a new song titled “I Like That.”
Backed by stirring background vocals and a chilled production, the futurist songster takes a look at herself and casts out all doubt from her life. She ignores the simple-minded opinions of others too.
She sings, “Sometimes I’m mystery, sometimes I’m free / Depending on my mood or my attitude / Sometimes I want to roll or stay at home / Walking contradiction guess I’m factual and fiction.”
“I Like That” comes just a week after “PYNK,” an empowering anthem on self-love and pussy power. Both songs along with “Make You Feel” and “Django Jane” will appear on Dirty Computer, due April 27 via Atlantic Records.
Clear your cache. Janelle Monáe has announced dates for her Dirty Computer Tour with special guest St. Beauty.
The 27-city tour kicks off on June 11 in Seattle and will make stops across North America, including Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York and Tampa. The tour will conclude on August 4 in Monae’s hometown Atlanta.
Presales begin Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. local time. Every online ticket purchase includes a digital copy of Monáe’s new album, Dirty Computer, which releases this Friday, April 27. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Wednesday, May 2 at LiveNation.com.
Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Tour Dates June 11 — Seattle, WA @ King County’s Marymoor Park June 12 — Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre June 13 — Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater June 16 — San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic June 20 — San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU June 26 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater June 28 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre June 30 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex July 1 — Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theatre July 3 — Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre July 5 — Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre July 6 — Milwaukee, WI* @ Summerfest* July 7 — Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live July 9 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit July 10 — Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre July 11 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant July 13 — Nashville, TN+ @ Ryman Auditorium+ July 14 — Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre July 16 — Toronto, ON @ Rebel July 18 — New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden July 20 — Washington, DC* @ The Anthem* July 21 — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion July 23 — Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz July 24 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte July 26 — Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live July 27 — Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater July 28 — Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando Aug 4 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Khalid teams up with his R&B colleagues 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign for his new single titled “OTW.” On the slow banger — produced by Nineteen85, Idan Kalai and Brian Alexander Morgan — the R&B gents sing about how they will always be there for their love interest.
“Put it in drive, I’ll be outside, I’ll be on the way / I’ll be on the way / You can meet me in five, I’ll be all night, I’ll be all day,” Khalid sings on the chorus.
Dolla $ign adds, “Come with me on this mission (ooh yeah, ooh yeah) / Riding down the coast (ooh yeah).”
6LACK comes in on the third verse. “You tryna make a move / Tonight I got the time, tell me what you wanna do,” he sings.
“OTW” follows Khalid’s duet with Normani, “Love Lies,” which has over 171 million streams on Spotify. It is also his first solo single since 2017’s “Young Dumb & Broke” from his debut album, American Teen.
Traci Braxton enlists her sisters Toni Braxton, Towanda Braxton and Trina Braxton for her new song titled “Broken Things.”
On the heartfelt tune, which was originally teased on Braxton Family Values in 2016, the sisters sing about putting their pride aside to end the “cold war” that’s going on between them. “Who can fix these broken things? / Who can put us back together now that we’re undone?” they sing.
Last month, Toni released her first album in eight years, Sex & Cigarettes, which included her hit single “Long As I Live.” Meanwhile, Traci is gearing up to release her sophomore album later this year, which will feature “Broken Things.” The album will follow her 2014 project Crash and Burn.