Janelle Monáe Live at Lollapalooza
Photos © 2019 by: Roman Sobus
Photos © 2019 by: Roman Sobus
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Biography: Since I didn’t have all of your email addresses, I felt that this would be the best way to ensure that you get this message.
During recent years, you have followed me – Janelle Monáe – and my fellow Wondaland Arts Society members as we have embarked on an adventurous journey to bring people together through the power of art and music. This odyssey began because we at The Wondaland Arts Society set out to bond with true supporters, such as you, to build a space within the music industry where artists can paint new colors and create new sounds.
So first I would like to thank you all. Thank you for supporting Suite 1: The Chase. Thank you for supporting the idea of the suite. And thank you for supporting this message of hope and freedom.
Because of your support we now have the opportunity to truly change things on a global scale through a unique partnership: a joint venture between my recording label, The Wondaland Arts Society and Bad Boy/Atlantic Records. In addition, Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton of Outkast will continue to serve as a collaborator and co-executive producer.
This venture is unprecedented: it will help the big embrace the power of the small. It will remind the world that creativity, imagination and beauty still matter. That people the world over have the same concerns: they love wonder. And they love a good story, a good melody, products that are put together with care and engineered to heal the soul. Simply put, this pact offers us a brand new way to make magic: we get to continue trying new ideas in a much bigger ocean. And we’re more than excited about it.
Our new partners and colleagues at Bad Boy/Atlantic Records are excited about this joint venture as well. They strongly support my message and music. They are also quite aware of my core values and understand that they must be maintained and upheld at all costs.
These values are driven by the many experiences that have shaped my life and story thus far, and I take them quite seriously. I am striving to be a great light to my community, and throughout this relationship I want to make you proud on a global level because I represent you, my true supporters, both locally and around the world.
That said, there may be times when I disagree with some of the ideas of my partners, friends or supporters, but rest assured that my core values will not be broken or compromised. I will stick fast to these ideals and will not allow the divisive policies and ideas of the past to marginalize or further segregate music lovers and true supporters of my music.
I feel this movement is beyond independent or mainstream. Soul or rock. Black or white. Pompadour or perm. Saddle shoes or high heels. It’s about altering history through a great new era of music and art.
With these important things in mind, I would now like to invite you to join The Chase- an official assembly of Janelle Monáe ambassadors. This assembly is important to me: you have been hand selected to join this group because over time you have supported me in many ways–perhaps buying a CD or T-shirt, attending a show and screaming from the front row, or educating others about what it means to be an alien from outer space. Again guys, thank you for your support. And I look forward to working with you as we make the future a safer place for androids. To join this official delegation, visit this link: http://www.janellemonae.com/theChase.htm. Until then my friend…
Let The Chase Begin!!!!!