Janelle Monáe Announces New Album ‘The Age of Pleasure’, Shares New Single ‘Lipstick Lover’

    Janelle Monáe has announced the much-anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Dirty Computer. It’s called The Age of Pleasure, and it drops June 9. The record includes the previously shared single ‘Float’ (featuring Seun Kuti and Egypt 80), as well as a new track called ‘Lipstick Lover’. Check it out via the accompanying video, directed by Monáe and Alan Ferguson, below, and scroll down for the album’s cover art and tracklist.

    “As we enter into The Age Of Pleasure, ‘Lipstick Lover’ is our freeassmothafucka anthem inspired by f.a.m. for f.a.m.,” Monáe said in a press release. “This is our oasis made with love, rooted in self acceptance, throbbing in self discovery, and signed with cherry red kisses from me to you.”

    In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Monáe added of the album: “All the songs were written from such an honest space. So I hope that people feel that when they listen to the music, that they feel that when they come and, you know, counter with me when I’m around, I definitely have had an opportunity to evolve and grow and to tap into the things that bring me pleasure, the things that perhaps I should rethink and rework.”

    The Age of Pleasure Cover Artwork:

    The Age of Pleasure Tracklist:

    1. Float [feat. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80]
    2. Champagne Shit
    3. Black Sugar Beach
    4. Phenomenal
    5. Haute
    6. Oh La La
    7. Lipstick Lover
    8. The Rush
    9. The French 75
    10. Water Slide
    11. Know Better
    12. Paid in Pleasure
    13. Only Have Eyes 42
    14. A Dry Red

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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