Janelle Monáe – “Dance Apocalyptic” | Music Video

Janelle Monae Dance Apocalyptic

After unveiling the audio a few days ago, Janelle Monáe unleashes the official video for “Dance Apocalyptic”.
The official video for the second single from Ms Monae’s forthcoming LP The Electric Lady follows on from the Erykah Badu assisted “Q.U.E.E.N” and sees Ms. Monae personify ‘The Electric Lady’ letting her hair down and delivering a rock star like performance whilst chaos ensues in world, as reported by a newscaster version of Janelle.

“This Emotion Picture is an excerpt from a larger short film named The Dance Apocalyptic, which is set in an alternate version of present-day America.

In this alternate universe, citizens wear Heart-Hats— birdcages on their heads, complete with colorful chirping birds.

This treasured custom of wearing Heart-Hats has lasted for centuries…

But as of late, the music of the electric lady Janelle Monáe has many fandroids questioning tradition, tossing their destroyed Heart-Hats into the streets, fighting conventional social norms and breaking out by any means necessary…

To make matters even more interesting…in the area of South Sweet Falls, in the home of the perfect housewife Lisa Cage, it seems the apocalypse is finally at hand…

Her son refuses to eat his peas.

Her daughter refuses to wear her Heart-Hat.

And is that a zombie on the front yard?”

Watch the full video directed by Wendy Morgan below and read the treatment by Chuck Lightning here

Watch: Janelle Monaé – “Dance Apocalyptic”

The Electric Lady will be released on September 10th.

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