In Janelle Monáe’s new Billboard cover story she talks about her upcoming sophomore album, The Electric Lady, due in September. Her album will include special guest appearances by the one and only Prince and Miguel.
Monáe says of Prince, “We are great friends, and he is a mentor to us, to me. It’s a beautiful thing to have a friend — someone who cares about your career, and wants to see you go far and to push boundaries and shake up the world — give whatever they possibly can to the cause. … I had a chance to produce an icon, It’s not every day that he collaborates. I’m honored and humbled that he trusted me. He is forever my friend, and I am forever indebted. I can’t say too much else about it.”
Her first single from the album is “Q.U.E.E.N.,” a collaboration with Erykah Badu. Miguel guests on the track “Primetime.”