Janelle Monae, The Age Of Pleasure, Limited Edition Orange Crush Vinyl, LP, Bad Boy, 2023

The Age of Pleasure is the fourth studio album by American musician Janelle Monáe. Includes the singles “Float” and “Lipstick Lover”. The Age of Pleasure is her first studio album in over 5 years since her previous album Dirty Computer (2018).

Janelle Monáe is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and producer known for her eclectic musical style and captivating stage presence. She was born on December 1, 1985, in Kansas City, Kansas, and discovered her passion for music at a young age and began singing in the local church choir.

Monáe’s musical journey took her to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. It was there that she honed her singing and performance skills, and she eventually formed her own independent record label, Wondaland Arts Society.

Her influences span a wide range of genres and artists, including Prince, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Lauryn Hill. Monáe’s unique style fuses elements of R&B, funk, soul, and pop, creating a sound that is both innovative and deeply rooted in musical history.

In addition to her incredible vocal abilities, Monáe is also skilled in playing various instruments. She often incorporates instruments such as piano, guitar, and violin into her live performances and studio recordings. Her versatility as a musician allows her to experiment with different sounds and create richly textured compositions.