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

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published October 11, 2013

Janelle Monáe's duet with Miguel, "PrimeTime" has finally gotten an official music video on YouTube. Read the YouTube description below for some of the Electric Lady science fiction backstory that explains what's happening in the futuristic strip club full of robotic dancers and jerk clients.

The song "PrimeTime" is a really nice slow jam. It's got touches of electronica, reggae, and soul / R&B. A soft ballad with subtle melodies that are really soothing to hear along with the occasional vocal gymnastics that aren't too overdone.

YouTube Description:

Published on Oct 10, 2013

Janelle Monáe - PrimeTime ft. Miguel Directed By: ALAN FERGUSON

PrimeTime is a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Janelle Monáe) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel.) The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi's humble beginnings as a "cyber-server" at the Electric Sheep nightclub, a syn bar serving high-class "show droids" to the rich and lonely in a dangerous section of Metropolis known as Slop City. Incidentally, the innovative cybersoul music played at the club directly impacted Cindi, and she began singing and performing her own innovative compositions a short time after quitting this assignment. In addition, Cindi became determined to change the public perception of what an electric lady could be, dream and aspire to after working in the dismal conditions at the club.

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13 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
14 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
16 Boston, MA - House of Blues
18 New York, NY - The Apollo
19 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
21 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
22 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
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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