The last album by Janelle Monáe will probably be on numerous annual charts. Because Dirty Computer is a dazzling, sometimes ingenious, strong-hold pop album, a kind of album that has not been around for a long time. The songwriter, producer and actress (Hidden Figures, Moonlight) caused quite a stir with the Prince Vibes of the pre-release single Make Me Feel, which was also due to the video featuring Monáe alongside Westworld star Tessa Thompson. Tracks like Pynk, her duet with Grimes, which she sings in the video in her meanwhile world-famous “vagina trousers”, or Screwed feat. Zoë Kravitz were similarly irresistible – and again sexually charged and highly political at the same time. She has been rarely performing live, but now Janelle Monáe is coming to Germany in July 2019. It will be interesting to see what this so powerful and visually working artist will bring to stage.