Janelle Monae begins work on new album

Singer goes to ‘another level’ on tracks

Janelle Monae has begun working on the follow up to 2010’s ‘The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)’.

She told MTV she was working on new material whilst on tour with Bruno Mars.

Monae revealed: “This album will have very strong concepts and bigger ideas and the music will just go forward to another level.”

“It will still be, I believe, relatable to the people,” she said. “We have really big ideas, I must say, and we’re just trying to make sure we execute them properly.”

She added she was: “recording, writing, (and) playing instruments,” for the new album.

Monae didn’t reveal if the album’s theme would follow the exploits of her Cindi Mayweather character, but she did say that: “The concepts will be very strong. That’s really what I can say… I don’t plan on stopping the formula or stopping myself from creating new formulas. My message is that I want to reach the people – the people who work each and every day.”

“I want to create music that will be their choice of drug whenever they feel oppressed or depressed. (I want to) create something that will remain timeless, hopefully, and the next generation can be inspired by it.”