Janelle Monáe, one of the most eclectic artists of our generation, has released a new single titled “Float.” Featuring Fela Kuti’s youngest son Seun and his band Egypt 80, this song is Monáe first release since 2021’s “Stronger.” Fresh off of the success of Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the Kansas City-born singer is already making her mark on the new year.
At just over four minutes long, “Float” opens up with Monáe harmonizing: “No, I’m not the same – I think I done changed,” set to the backdrop of Kuti and Egypt 80’s melody. Throughout the song, listeners can hear the artist showcasing her uncanny ability to sing and rap, a talent that helped her achieve mainstream success. Monaé has been teasing “Float” for a few months now, both in social-media posts and in NBA promotional spots.
This NBA All-Star Game anthem was inspired by notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Ja Morant, Sara Elise, Bruce Lee, among several others, so its sound will surely get everyone who consumes it in the most energetic mood possible. In addition to “Float,” new releases this week include music from Latto, Kash Doll, Mario, and more.
Latto releases with a new single titled “Lottery,” which features talent LU KALA and is produced by Rocco Did It Again! and Dr. Luke. Listen to it HERE.
Today, Flo Milli returns with a brand new single titled “Nasty Girl,” along with a new video. The song is a follow-up to last month’s “Conceited” featuring Maiya The Don and Lola Brooke. Check it out HERE.
Earlier this week, Mario linked up with fellow R&B singer Ty Dolla $ign for their brand new single titled “Used To Me.” Watch the video HERE.
Monday, Eric Bellinger and Hitmaka released the video for “Sum 2 See,” featuring R&B artist Blxst. Check out the Keoni Mars-directed visuals HERE.
Yesterday, Kash Doll returned with her latest offering from the Back on Dexter: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape, the official music video for “ON THE FLO,” directed by Diego and featuring fellow Detroit rapper Sada Baby. Check it out HERE.
On Valentine’s Day, Maino and Fabolous dropped “Best For Me,” produced by Drumma Boy and featuring Stuy Babyz’s O-Wave and Yellow Zoo. Watch it HERE.