Over mellow production, Janelle tips her hat to TLC. “I’m crazy, and I’m sexy, and I’m cool,” she sings. “Little rough around the edges but I keep it smooth / I’m always left of center and that’s right where I belong / I’m the random minor note you hear in major songs and I like that.”
Monáe also drops some flows. “I remember when you called me weird,” she rhymes. “We was in math class, third row, I was sitting by you / Right before Mr. Amond’s class, ’cause my mom couldn’t afford new Js, Polos, thrift store, thrift clothes, that was all I knew.”
“I Like That” is the latest release from Janelle’s upcoming third album and “emotion picture,” Dirty Computer, due April 27.