Cindi Mayweather // Janelle Monae
In “Sincerely, Jane” Cindi describes the various problems the androids face in their society. Naturally, it also parallels the problems society (especially minorities) face currently. An alternative/r&b genre masher it’s definitely one of my favorite tracks as well.Played 212 times.
The fourth track in the Metropolis series! It’s soothingggg.Played 1861 times.
Following in the footsteps of “Violet Stars Happy Hunting!” the third track, “Many Moons” is also a funk/alternative rock song as well. It earned Ms. Monáe a Grammy nom for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Fantastic. :)Played 50 times.
The second track on Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), “Violet Stars Happy Hunting!” follows Cindi as she tries to outrun her pursuers.
But, metaphorically, it serves as a pop/funk-rock song that questions society’s need to squash individualism. Love it haha. Enjoy.Played 2410 times.
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. :)Played 70 times.