Janelle Monae’s eclectic style often takes her voice freewheeling across weird and exciting sounds, but it’s always a treat when she slows things down just enough to grant her affecting vocals center stage. Such is the case on the classically-minded R&B ballad “PrimeTime,” the latest track from Monae’s upcoming sophomore album, The Electric Lady. Miguel, who duets on the record, delivers a reigned-in vocal assist, deftly conceding the spotlight to the song’s feature attraction.
“PrimeTime” is sure to be a killer on Monae’s headlining North American tour this fall. Full list of dates here.