"PrimeTime" - Janelle Monáe ft Miguel [YouTube Official Audio]

Zumic Staff

by Zumic Staff

Published August 19, 2013

Janelle Monáe has been collaborating up a storm recently, from her single with Erykah Badu, "Q.U.E.E.N." to her guest spot on The Goodie Mob's single, "Special Education."

Last week we saw the tracklist with information about collaborations for Janelle Monáe's upcoming album, "The Electric Lady," and today we are getting the official audio for the song "PrimeTime" featuring Miguel as a free stream on YouTube. It's a slow jam with touches of electronic processing that accentuate the deep groove. The vocals sound great. As with much of the music that's come out in 2013, it's a throwback to the '80s production style. The guitar lead transitioning into the fadeout at the end of the song is a nod to the transistor distortion shred of Eddie Van Halen, although it's cut short before it really takes off.

Also, a pretty cool video was posted to Monáe's Instagram and other social media accounts where she hand-writes a note directing people to her website to watch the video:

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Published on Aug 19, 2013
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13 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
14 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
16 Boston, MA - House of Blues
18 Montreal, QC - Olympia Theatre
19 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
21 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
22 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
24 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
25 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
29 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
30 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

1 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
2 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia @ L.A. Live
5 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
6 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
7 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
9 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
12 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater
13 Houston, TX - House of Blues
15 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
17 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
19 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
20 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
22 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
23 Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre
26 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle


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