Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)
So, seeing as, once again, the music world is relatively boring I’ve decided that I’ll be posting every track to Janelle Monáe’s Metropolis series.
Starting with her concept EP Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase) and continuing on with the full concept album release ArchAndroid: Suites II and III, Monáe delivers a loose remake of the 1927 classic Metropolis presented in four suites (with the fourth suite awaiting release). In this version, Cindi Mayweather, an android, falls in love with a human named Anthony Greendown. As such, she is scheduled for immediate termination by the Star Commission. While on the run, she becomes a messianic figure for the other androids who are oppressed by a society of secret individuals.
You don’t really need to understand the backstory to get the music haha but it’s still nice to know. Anyway, this is the opening track for Metropolis in which we get introduced to Cindi’s story. Enjoy. :)