Don’t think you’re watching a video of Janelle Monae and Miguel. For this clip, they don the roles of Cindi Mayweather and Joey Vice, characters from the epic fantasy story that’s been the centerpiece of all Janelle Monae project. I’ll let her explain the rest of the concept.
Primetime is a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Janelle Monáe) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel.) The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi’s humble beginnings as a “cyber-server” at the Electric Sheep nightclub, a syn bar serving high-class “show droids” to the rich and lonely in a dangerous section of Metropolis known as Slop City. Incidentally, the innovative cybersoul music played at the club directly impacted Cindi, and she began singing and performing her own innovative compositions a short time after quitting this assignment. In addition, Cindi became determined to change the public perception of what an electric lady could be, dream and aspire to after working in the dismal conditions at the club.
The Electric Lady is in stores now.