Janelle Monae announces new single ‘Q.U.E.E.N’

The track, which features Erykah Badu, will be released April 22 and is first to be taken from new album 'The Electric Lady'

Janelle Monae has announced details of her new single, titled ‘Q.U.E.E.N’.

The track, which features Erykah Badu, will be available via the singer’s website at 7:54pm (EST) on April 22 and is the first song to be taken from her new album ‘The Electric Lady’. She posted the announcement as a GIF on her site.

Monae, who released her debut studio album ‘The ArchAndroid’ in 2010, previously said she had plans to release two albums in 2012 but neither materialised. At the time, she said: “I am happy to be here and see my family, and I am eager to get back into the studio and work on finishing my album. I stopped touring so I could finish the album. Actually, I plan on releasing two albums next year.”

She also previously promised that her new album would see her move up “another level” and would boast “very strong concepts and bigger ideas”.

Meanwhile, Miles Kane has recently revealed that he would love to record a duet with Janelle Monae. Speaking to NME, Kane responded to a question about who he would most like to work with by replying: “I’d love to do a duet with that bird Janelle Monae, I’d love to make a great two-and-a-half minute pop song with her. I haven’t put the feelers out, but I could see us working well together.”