Tag : Janelle Monáe

The Gryphon’s Best Albums of 2018

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Ask a crowd of 500 people what their favourite album of 2018 was and you’ll get 500 different answers, because there was just that much good music which came out this year. From the return of pop-favourite Robyn, to the introspective rap of Noname, to the idiosyncratic beats from SOPHIE, … Read More

Afro-futurism: Slowly Filling the Black Hole at the Heart of Sci-fi

3 months ago / 0 comments

‘Afrofuturism is me. Us. Black people seeing ourselves in the future, being as magical as we want to be.’ The word’s of Janelle Monae serve to respond to the words of Mark Dery’s ‘Black to the future’ article questioning ‘can a community whose past has been deliberately rubbed out… imagine … Read More

Janelle Monáe celebrates intersectional feminism and femininity with stunning new track ‘Pynk’

9 months ago / 0 comments

Janelle Monáe is renowned for being something of an LGBT icon, who unashamedly embraces sexuality and calls out BS over pop hits. Her new release ‘Pynk’—the third instalment of her upcoming album Dirty Computer— absolutely lives up to this, offering a brash feminist statement which is both empowering and ripe … Read More