Janelle Monáe makes her return with her latest single, "Turntables."
Although fans are patiently awaiting Monáe's follow up to her 2018 project, Dirty Computer, this single that dropped on Tuesday won't be the start of an album rollout. Instead, "Turntables" will be featured in the upcoming Amazon Studios documentary, All In: The Fight For Democracy.
During a conversation with Apple Music's Zane Lowe, Monáe explains how this song mirrors the on-going social change that has been happening in response to the unwarranted killing of Black people in America.
"I've been experiencing a lot of trauma around seeing Black bodies murdered, like humans murdered. I struggle with talking about it because it is like a wound that we're reopening," Monáe said. "We've been screaming Black Lives Matter. We've been understanding where our ancestors came from and the fact that I'm here not because I asked to be here, but because my ancestors were stolen and we were forced to be here."