You can always count on Janelle Monáe to release a tune you can groove to. Her latest single, “Dance Apocalyptic,” is no different and receives a visual treatment in which the petite songstress lets her hair down, literally.
Ditching the suit and tie in favor of a white ensemble, Monáe and her full band rock a crowd in a setting that’s reminiscent to the classic dance shows of the 1960s. As the story line goes, this all happens while the actual apocalypse is going down outside of the venue.
Wendy Morgan handled directorial duties.
The funky singer recently spoke on the inspiration for the track in an interview with VIBE. “It’s not coming from an authoritative standpoint but one of an observation and just wanting the people who are listening to think about how they are living life,” said Monáe. She also cited rock legend Bo Diddley as inspiraton for the record.
“Dance Apocalyptic” will appear on Monáe’s forthcoming album The Electric Lady, due out September 10. Feel free to pre-order it on iTunes. See the video below.