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Hot Video Alert: Janelle Monae - Cold War

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Hot Video Alert: Janelle Monae - Cold War


Stunning, stunning, STUNNING. A word that decribes Janelle Monae as a person and as an artist. It also PERFECTLY describes her video for "Cold War," which was just released today. Absolutely gorgeous.  The concept of the video is simple...in that there is no concept. It appears to have been shot in one take, close up on Monae's beautiful and expressive face.  Beautifully sung, this up-tempo song could very well have been given to the same FUNKY and FUN treatment as her first single, "Tightrope" but the director clearly went a different direction.  "Cold War" evidently has some deeply personal meaning for Monae and her tears are most certainly real. Wow. Powerhouse. Janelle Monae NEEDS to be listened to America. Get on that!



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