Video: Janelle Monáe – ‘Dance Apocalyptic’

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe rocks the TV airwaves in the fun and feel-good video for her new single “Dance Apocalyptic.” The spunky singer trades her updo for long hair as she jams with her all-female band on an “American Bandstand”-type show.

The song will appear on Janelle’s sophomore album The Electric Lady, due September 10. The eclectic project is set to feature Prince, Miguel, and Erykah Badu.

Feel Janelle’s energy through your computer screen.

[Pitchfork]



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32 Comments

  1. Jen

    She is trying too hard girl be yourself

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  2. Brian

    She is getting so FAKE

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  3. james

    i liked the song, but the video is disappointing.

    now i’m actually kinda over the song, too.

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  4. MostHated

    Flaw free. Gorgeous.

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  5. INCAS

    Nice vid..hair looks good. I’d love to see a duet with Bruno Mars

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  6. mmme

    I really do give it a try every time, but she never gets me. …

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    Tried Reply:

    @mmme, Same Here! I really try to like her because she’s talented and so respectable but her music just doesn’t do it for me but I wish great success.

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    True Reply:

    @mmme, Ok late late response, but just wanted to say that as a huuuuge supporter of her music, I definitely get how some don’t get her. For one, I wouldn’t use this song to introduce people to her because it’s just not the best song on her album, and others have said that too. But also, she just has so many musical styles and life interests that she mashes up that while some will get it, some will just not or just won’t like it. It is what it is, not all music has a fit for every single body. That’s why I don’t get defensive towards people who respectfully say “I don’t get/like her music”.

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  7. PeaceOfMind

    For some who are saying she’s getting fake, biting, or trying too hard, you must really not know any of her music or understand her vision AT ALL.

    If you heard her songs such as “Violet Stars Happy Hunting!”, “Many Moons”, “Faster”, “Come Alive”, & “Tightrope” and the accompanying music videos (Many Moons especially), you’d understand that this is yet another of one of her fun pop-punk type records. But no, yall sleep & then go off of whatever yall see her perform on TV.

    P.S. Yall talk shit about her all the time for always wearing the same thing, but when she decides to have a little fun & lets her hair down & changes her fit she’s all of a sudden fake? I’ve came to the conclusion that yall ain’t never satisfied.

    Know your shit before you prop your lips to say something, please & thank you.

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    poe Reply:

    @PeaceOfMind, PREACH!

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    Steven Reply:

    @PeaceOfMind, THANK YOU !!!

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    Wonderland19 Reply:

    @PeaceOfMind, !!!!!! SPEAK THE TRUTH!

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    Queen Reply:

    This Video is HOTTT!!! Janelle has always been an artist. This is just another one of her masterpieces. This video really shows how multi talented Janelle is. People really need to quit fuckin hating and broaden their horizons!!! Janelle you ROCK!!!

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    Gary Reply:

    @PeaceOfMind, TRUE WORDS

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  8. D

    How is she being fake? Well anyway I loved the video.I love seeing her dance.

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    Steven Reply:

    @D, that’s what I’m saying

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  9. ancp

    no no no I don’t accept this bullshit all of you haters keep saying for the last 3 years she never changes hairstyle and clothes bla bla…and now the same people accuses her because she changed clothes..you only need a reason to hate that’s why,,

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  10. Julie J

    I LOVE it! She looks amazing, sounds great and is having fun! My new summer jam

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  11. Jay

    I love her and I love this look. Why are people saying she’s fake? This is not her first time singing a song like this. And she’s still wearing black and white so she didn’t change that much. She didn’t even wear a suit in the many moons video either. People just want an excuse to hate.

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  12. Lisa

    She’s adorable.

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  13. Jenna

    Will people shut up about Janelle?!? Damn the girl can’t win. She maintains the same look for the first few years of her career and people talk about how they are bored with it and she changes up finally and now she is fake… Shut up!!!

    Janelle, if you are reading this, please know that I have a 5 yr old daughter who I totally entrust you to be a role model for. Thank you for your vision, your message, and your uniqueness!

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    True Reply:

    @Jenna, in response to saying you “entrust” her to your child: I know you mean well, but YOU should be the sole role model. Janelle has an amazing persona (I can’t say personality because I don’t know her personally), but the babies spend more time with family than Janelle or any other artist. And the minute that person steps out of who you thought they were, even if they ARE being who they are to themselves, you will disappointed. And you can’t control them vs. yourself. I’m sure I don’t have to explain this, but so many parents do this, thus me saying it.

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  14. heybaybay

    I love this video so much!!!

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  15. carlos

    andre 3000 – hey ya

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  16. nina

    wow she is gorgeous!

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  17. meagan

    i like this video. janelle is very pretty and talented. she is a good role model for young people.

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  18. Tori

    WERK!!!! Janelle you are truly an amazing artist and performer! You can entertain like nobody’s business. More female artist should take on your morals. Keep inspiring these young girls, they need it!

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  19. Kyle

    I love this song and I will ALWAYS love and support Janelle but I found this video a bit underwhelming. She could’ve done so much more with the concept of an apocalypse.

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    ancp Reply:

    @Kyle, This video is a part of a mini movie in which she acts in different roles..but it’s not out yet :(

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  20. Shuttebug

    The “uniform” is off…she’s not playin’ no more!

    Go get dat crown Jane ;)

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  21. Pusha F

    What the fuck happen to janelle, where is the uniform, where is the out kast style music, i think the girl most be sold out , i’m very disappointed.

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  22. Kelly

    Yeaaaa I don’t know why she couldn’t just stick to the same look!! And better music.. There is no store to this song at all..
    I guess this is what happeneds end new money comes in…
    More money more problems

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