She is so beautiful! (So is Miguel)
I’ve been a fan of hers for many moons now and was fortunate enough to see her open for Of Montreal at the 9:30 Club in 2010. She was incredible!
Here is the story behind this song:
PrimeTime is a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Janelle Monáe) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel.) The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi’s humble beginnings as a “cyber-server” at the Electric Sheep nightclub, a syn bar serving high-class “show droids” to the rich and lonely in a dangerous section of Metropolis known as Slop City. Incidentally, the innovative cybersoul music played at the club directly impacted Cindi, and she began singing and performing her own innovative compositions a short time after quitting this assignment. In addition, Cindi became determined to change the public perception of what an electric lady could be, dream and aspire to after working in the dismal conditions at the club.
Her 2008 song, “Many Moons,” carries words like…
“We march all around til’ the sun goes down night children
Broken dreams, no sunshine, endless crimes, we long for freedom (for freedom)”
“Tell me are you bold enough to reach for love?”
PrimeTime tells the story of Cindi Mayweather’s beginnings and first love before she rebelled for freedom.
What do you think of her new song?
“It’s a primetime for our love
And heaven is bettin’ on us”
ALSO check out her song, Q.U.E.E.N., with the talented Erykah Badu that was released earlier this year.
“I heard this life is just a play with no rehearsal
I wonder will this be my final act tonight
And tell me what’s the price of fame?
Am I a sinner with my skirt on the ground?”