I;ve known about Janelle Monet for some time. I still bump her "letting go" single even though I never found the album it goes with. For the last few year she has been on some next level ish, and this video is just proof of what brilliance can emerge when someone just lets themselves escape the shackles of conformity while engaging the spirits of all that has come before.
While that Lady Gaga and Beyonce abomination might get more spins and airtime I can't help thinking what a wonderful and unique world it would be if this was mainstream.
I mean, she's got some moves, and the message is subversively beautiful and mired in a cultural experience.