In celebration of the release of Janelle Monáe’s new album Electric Lady
she delivered a smashing performance of “Dance Apocalyptic” on the Late Show with David Letterman
last night. Monáe looked like a woman possessed by James Brown dancing across the stage and on top of Letterman’s desk, leaving Letterman so impressed he called her, “the hardest working woman in show business.”
She recently told NPR’s All Things Considered
that “Dance Apocalyptic” “was inspired by an innovator, someone who inspired rock and roll, someone who inspired The Beatles, someone who inspired The Rolling Stones, we’re talking about Bo Diddley, he’s an originator.”
Watch the Letterman performance here.
Check out the Current
’s review of Electric Lady here
and stream the album while you can below.
“That’s what I love doing, playing with all these different styles of music and creating something that has just not been heard.”