Janelle Monae performs Tightrope on Letterman

So I’ve recently been telling everyone I know about two artists I believe will blow up soon: Drake and Janelle Monae. This post is about Janelle Monae.

I do believe that she will blow up soon, and this week has given you a few more reasons to believe me. Monae’s album dropped yesterday, and it’s incredible. It deftly bounces between soul, pop, funk, and experimental sounds with contributions from Big Boi, Of Montreal, and Saul Williams. The lead single from The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV) is “Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)”, and last night Monae performed the song to perfection on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Honestly, if that performance doesn’t make you say “wow,” I don’t know what can.