Just in time for the summer, creative powerhouse Janelle MonÃ¡e has released her new album, The Age of Pleasure.
Marking the artistâ€™s fourth studio album, The Age of PleasureÂ comes five years after MonÃ¡eâ€™s last album, Dirty Computer, which was met with widespread acclaim. Aptly situated in the present, the new album showcases another side of the multifaceted artist â€“ one of complete acceptance, freedom, love and honoring of oneself. But like her previous works, the album still harbors her witty and energetic cadence. Above all, the artist simply wants to feel good with this project.
â€œThis is exactly, how do I honor how Iâ€™m feeling and who I am now,â€ said MonÃ¡e about the lead track â€œFloatâ€ to Apple Music. â€œIâ€™m not thinking about the future, but right now, because this is all we have right now.â€
The 14-track album includes features from Sean Kuti, Egypt 80â€™, Doechii, Grace Jones, Nia Long, Amaarae, Sister Nancy and CKay. Alongside the album release, MonÃ¡e is set to go on tour for The Age of PleasureÂ hitting 26 cities across North America.
Take a listen to Janelle MonÃ¡eâ€™s new album, The Age of Pleasure, above.
In other news, Amaarae releases her sophomore album, Fountain Baby.