Monáe releases her new album ‘Dirty Computer’ on April 27. This new track follows on from the recently-released ‘Django Jane’ and ‘Make Me Feel’.
The ‘PYNK’ video features Westworld star Tessa Thompson and was directed by Emma Westenberg.
The song has been described as “a brash celebration of creation. self love. sexuality. and pussy power!”
The description adds: “‘PYNK’ is the color that unites us all, for pink is the color found in the deepest and darkest nooks and crannies of humans everywhere… ‘PYNK’ is where the future is born….”
Monáe previously worked with Grimes on ‘Venus Fly’, a track from the latter’s 2015 album ‘Art Angels’.
Monáe recently discussed the motivations behind her upcoming new album, saying that she had to respond to the current political and social situations in the US.
“There were a lot of times I would stop recording [and] I would be deeply upset, angry,” Monáe said. “Living over in America and feeling like the people I love were pushed to the margins of society by the leader of the free world and that regime.”
“You do have to stand up for those who can’t often stand up for themselves, so I do feel a responsibility to knock the hell out of the bully.”