Album Review: The Age of Pleasure by Janelle Monáe
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Those paying attention to Janelle Monáe's career trajectory shouldn't have been surprised when she announced the direction of her new album The Age of Pleasure . Yes, Monáe rarely showed skin at the beginning of her career, but she began to explore her sexuality once Dirty Computer came around. As she began to accept herself through a more traditionally feminine lens, she maintained her interest in exploring different forms of freedom across several aesthetic backdrops.
The multi-talented icon returns with a candid and frank expression of sexuality, indulgence and LGBTQI+ liberation. In a dynamic shift from earlier records, Janelle Monáe takes on a new blend of pop and R&B: heavily doused in reggae and soul to encapsulate tales of sexuality, self-love and expression. Monae's work sees a monumental shift with the release of her fourth album ‘The Age of Pleasure’.