By the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, Janelle Monae and Miguel’s “Primetime” could very well be the R&B song of the year. It already is for me.
Following the premonition Usher laid forth on the world in 2008, love is indeed found in the club (or lounge) as Cindi Mayweather and the apple of her eye, Joey Vice, lock eyes and create beautiful music. Eclectic enough to appease the style Monae has made her calling card, the video is, in its own way, quaint.
The power ballad’s been out for nearly two months. Yet, with a crisp visual and (prayerfully) some sort of push, “Primetime” is allowed to live up to its name nearing the fourth quarter of 2013. And, if nothing else, man oh man, Janelle is more beautiful than a final student loan payment to Sallie Mae.
The video’s release coincides with her “Electric Tour” set to kickoff Sunday in the City of Brotherly Love (and D.C. the very next night!). The list of dates and video can be found below.
13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
14 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
16 Boston, MA House of Blues
18 New York, NY Apollo Theater
22 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
30 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
1 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
2 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia @ L.A. Live
5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
6 San Diego, CA House of Blues
7 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
9 Dallas, TX House of Blues
13 Houston, TX House of Blues
15 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
19 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
20 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
23 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre
26 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Previously: Janelle Monae Ft. Solange – “Electric Lady”