Janelle Monáe and Kimbra Are Startin' Somethin' That Will Rock Our Faces Off

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Is this real or is this fantasy?

Two of my favorite singers together? Being matchy-matchy in checkered/houndstooth black and white? Singing their rumps off to a mash-up of Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady" and Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"?

Oh, it's real alright.

Really, it's amazing that the earth hasn't quaked and the volcanoes haven't erupted in unison once Janelle Monáe and Kimbra joined forces, but then again, maybe the geology warning should be directed towards Australia as it has been announced that the two quirk queens are taking their sassafrassin' sounds Down Under on their joint show, The Golden Electric Tour. For four days in May, the two will stomp the stage together for the first time, sounding like my kind of girl power double feature. Even a stop will be made in Kimbra's homeland of New Zealand for one night only. So for those of you who call those areas home should try with all might to snatch up these tickets as this appears to be a comet of a moment that has the potential to be historic. As the rest of us wait for them to bring their combined energy to other parts of the world, Monáe and Kimbra's little jam session together teases and dares of what is in store for the tour, and the two are just righting all wrongs by plowing through these classics and rocking some of the best coifs in the music biz.

As much as I want to marry this touring news, after viewing this video, I demand that these two release a duet album together, and I demand it soon. Sounds like drafting up a petition on Change.org is the next step to get the ball rolling, hmmm?

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