Janelle Monáe Shakes Her Shimmy On The 'Tightrope'

Janelle Monáe groupies like myself can hardly wait for the May 18th release of her new CD The ArchAndroid, but we were given a teaser today when MTV debuted her video to her single "Tightrope" that was released last month before she began touring. The song features Big Boi from Outkast, and I must say that Leftfoot was looking quite attractive in this video that reminded me of the lunchroom scene in the movie Fame, if not a bit muted with its monochromatic visuals. Janelle does her tightrope shimmy as only she can do in this vid, and this time with the background support of some black and white clad dancers who really were unnecessary--for they can't hold a candle to Janelle dance-wise. As we've noted in previous posts about other artists and the seemingly bare bones video plots that appear to be the trend nowadays, Monáe's video definitely seems to be using the minimalist approach. The android and futuristic theme is notably absent, replaced with a dated setting that resonates with touches of Harry Potter and grim reaper-like figures who wear mirrors as face masks. In any rate, the video is a fun watch and sure to be a nice respite if you happen to be watching at work. Just don't start dancing like Janelle on your way to the water cooler.

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