Janelle Monae’s new album, The ArchAndroid, is her first in 7 years, and the first featuring Janelle’s imitable brand of dance-punk neosoul. It’s currently slated for a May 18th release date. Upon reviewing the album’s tracklist, my eyes dart to one collaboration — not one featuring Big Boi or Saul Williams, but “Make The Bus” featuring Georgia’s fantastically zany of Montreal.
While at first glance, it would seem that Janelle Monae and of Montreal are on completely different wavelengths, I don’t think there has ever been two artists meant to work together the way Janelle Monae and Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes are. However, that is a notion that has been quite popular lately — Pop&B queen Beyonce and her sister Solange have both expressed a desire to work with of Montreal.
Listen to “Make The Bus” below: