Janelle Monae returns with her third studio album, Dirty Computer, featuring 14 tracks with big name guests such as Pharrell Williams, Zoe Kravitz and Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson.
Although it announced this past February, Dirty Computer has been in development since before Monae began work on two hit films, Moonlight and Hidden Figures, in 2016. Monae reverted back to finishing the album in 2017 and since the official announcement, has unleashed a slew of singles and videos to ramp up the hype train.
In a tracklist reveal experience on the album’s website, Monae detailed a wide range of influences for this particular album including Wakanda’s own vibranium and Dora Milaje, “wack ass fuckboys everywhere,” Barack Obama, wild mushroom tea parties in Mexico and the late-great Prince – whom Monae revealed spent time working with her on the album in an interview with BBC Radio 1.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 24, 2018
Earlier this week, Monae unveiled dates for her Dirty Computer Tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, May 2. Every ticket purchased includes a free digital download of Dirty Computer.
Hey my beloved #fANDROIDS! Pre-sale tix are available now! Don't forget, every tix purchased comes with a digital copy of my new album #DirtyComputer. I love you all and can't wait to see you on tour! More dates will be added soon! https://t.co/MV4Y03FyRL Code: DJangoJane pic.twitter.com/mC4x5L2NqG
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 25, 2018
Check out the Dirty Computers stream, cover art and tracklist below: