It seems like forever ago that Janelle Monáe released her excellent debut, 2010’s The ArchAndroid. But she’s (finally!) returned with “Q.U.E.E.N.,” the first song from her upcoming sophomore set The Electric Lady. The funky five-minute long song features sleek bass lines, some nice subtle horns and some guest raps from Erykah Badu. It’s a nice, understated way to slip back into the Monáe groove.
The Electric Lady is out later this year. Stream “Q.U.E.E.N.” below: