On Janelle Monáe's "Make The Bus," Featuring Of Montreal, Though Really It's The Other Way Around

On Janelle Monáe's "Make The Bus," Featuring Of Montreal, Though Really It's The Other Way Around

Listen to it here. No "Tightrope," but pretty lithe and groovy and weird. Super-weird. Topics: terrible fixations, androids dreaming of electric sheep, Peter Pan, Juicy Fruit. Great drum sound. (It's no "California Gurls," but what is?) Also: This is a straight-up Of Montreal song in which Janelle herself barely merits a "featuring." She is entirely subsumed by Kevin Barnes' titanic psych-pop otherworldliness: Best you can say is that their two voices here seem to merge into one really really high-maintenance androgynous diva android. This record (out next week) is gonna be 50 different kinds of just fuckin' crazy.

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