Janelle Monae - "I Want You Back" (Jackson 5 cover)


If you've seen Janelle Monae live anytime recently, you might've gotten to personally witness her go-to cover of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back." Now the rest of us get to experience it too - the cover's a bonus track on an exclusive version of her new record The Electric Lady that you can buy only at Target. For those of us who couldn't make it out to buy it, an intrepid fan has uploaded the cover to SoundCloud - and it's awesome, a little more morose than the original, with Monae realizing "I was blind to let you go" over moody acoustic guitar and a tight chorus of backup singers. Check it out.