This is worth watching just to see Janelle Monae rocking different hairstyles again. The clip’s happy-go-lucky feel is in the vein of Andre 3000’s “Hey Ya” with an assortment of random but funny images if you watch closely. If we’re honest though, this track would be one of the weaker, if not the weakest, track on her last album, The ArchAndroid. However, judgment should be reserved until “Dance Apocalyptic” is heard in the context of the full project. If the ArchAndroid taught us anything, it’s that Monae can put together a great album with a bevy of musical styles.
The Electric Lady drops September 10.