Janelle Monae Finds “Primetime” Love with MiguelBy: Meaghan Ellis - October 11, 2013
The lover of “androids,” Janelle Monae, may have finally found her one true love – at lease on camera. While Janelle Monae is widely known as a Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, it looks like she’s stumbled upon a vibrant, new talent – acting.
The “Many Moons” singer continues the saga of her “Electric Lady” love stor,y journeying into a pivotal point in the audio narrative. According to Vibe Magazine, Monae’s “Primetime” video is ‘one of the most believable music visuals in a while.’
The single, which features R&B crooner, Miguel, is the third release from her latest album, “The Electric Lady.”
The Alan Ferguson-directed video orbits into a futuristic metropolis where the love affair between two young lovers begins. Monae portrays Cindi Mayweather, who finds her first love, Joey Vice, played by Miguel. The videos starts at the Electric Sheep night-club. The area of the city where the club is located is considered a dangerous side of the tracks known as ‘Slop City.’
Cindi is working at the club when she meets Joey Vice. The attraction between the two is almost instant, and their chemistry evolves as the video goes on. The two end up leaving the club together and spend the duration of the night talking. The video depicts the beautiful start to a love affair of continuity.
The singer also offered her own psychedelic synopsis of the video, providing an in-depth look into the futuristic world of the “android love affair”:
“PrimeTime is a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Janelle Monáe) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel.) The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi’s humble beginnings as a “cyber-server” at the Electric Sheep nightclub, a syn bar serving high-class “show droids” to the rich and lonely in a dangerous section of Metropolis known as Slop City. Incidentally, the innovative cybersoul music played at the club directly impacted Cindi, and she began singing and performing her own innovative compositions a short time after quitting this assignment. In addition, Cindi became determined to change the public perception of what an electric lady could be, dream and aspire to after working in the dismal conditions at the club.”
Monae took to Twitter to share the release of the video with her fans.
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