Janelle Monáe is back with a new single, ‘Float’, which features Fela Kuti’s son Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80. The track was co-produced by Nate “Rocket” Wonder, Nana Kwabena, and Sensei Bueno. Check it out below.
According to a press release, the new song is “inspired by Muhammed Ali talking shit in Zaire, 1974, Jane’s evolution, Mary Poppins’ umbrella, Aladdin’s magic carpet, Ja Morant’s flotation to the rim while dunking on his ops, Sara Elise’s ropes, excerpts from Paramahmsa Nithyananda’s talks on levitation, Raul’s toast on Dec 1, and Bruce Lee’s mighty philosophy on being ‘shapeless, formless,’ and becoming one with your surroundings, to be like water…”
‘Float’ marks Monáe’s first new music since her 2021 singles ‘Say Her Name (Hell You Talmbout)’ and ‘Stronger’. Since the release of her last album, 2019’s Dirty Computer, she’s also starred in the 2022 film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.