JUCOJanelle Monáe has unveiled the striking standalone music video for her equally eclectic track, “Crazy Classic Life” off her Grammy-nominated album Dirty Computer.
Taking cues from her film project Dirty Computer – An Emotion Picture, the video finds Janelle channeling her inner punk aesthetic.
The Alan Ferguson directed-clip begins with the singer driving in a hover car accompanied by a friend. While in the midst of their journey, however, they’re stopped by a security bot that examines them to make sure they’re “clean,” before flying off. Once the coast is clear, Janelle steps out of the car, opens the trunk and reveals a handful of her fellow “dirty computers” who are essentially a part of her crew.
Soon afterward, Janelle heads to a clearing with her girls in tow as they throw one of the most colorful queer-themed parties of a lifetime.
The singer shared a few words on the visual, via a press release. “I had a world of fun with the Django Janes and Zen (played by the incomparable Tessa Thompson) and Che off in the future, dancing while changing the world,” she said.
“This one is for all the dirty computers out there! Never forget, ‘We are not America’s nightmare, we are the American dream.'”