Janelle Monae fans in Baton Rouge were treated to a listening party with the Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter at the Varsity Theater.
Monae toured Louisiana Radio stations to promote her album ,The Electric Lady’s upcoming release, but only hosted listening parties in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
The event was hosted by radio stations Max 94.1 and Q 106.5.
“Janelle Monae is an awesome artist who puts on great live show, an intimate setting like this one is a perfect way to listen.” said 94.1 personality DJ Eagle Eye.
Monae said she collaborated with artist such as Erykah Badu, Prince, and Miguel. She focused on creating album that would cross generations and give a positive message and most importantly put listeners in a good mood.
“I want this album to motivate you, inspire you, and make you all feel good. I put a lot of myself in this project and this will be an album you can have forever” Monae said to the excited crowd.
Not only did Monae listen and dance to tracks with fans; she also stayed after to take pictures with contest winners.
“Opportunities like this don’t happen here often and I hope more do. Shes an artist who I feel that I have a connection with; her music really helped me through difficult times and reminds me to keep and open mind and keep dreaming” , said fan Dasjean Jordan
Monae previewed four tracks from her highly anticipated album at the Varsity Theater. She played Q.U.E.E.N. , her popular single with Erykah Badu, and for the first time three additional tracks: Electric Lady, Victory and duet with Miguel Primetime. Monae’s album The Electric Lady will be in stores September 10th.