Janelle Monáe Lets Her Hair Down In ‘Dance Apocalyptic’ Video

Janelle Monáe shakes her tresses loose (yes!) and ditches the standard suit and tie in the visual counterpart to her new single “Dance Apocalyptic.” Her end-of-the-world dance track, inspired by R&B sensation Bo Diddley, is a straight-up wake-up call to those who haven’t been hip to the Y.O.L.O. lifestyle.

“It’s not coming from an authoritative standpoint but one of an observation and just wanting the people who are listening to think about how they are living life,” she tells VIBE “Are they walking dead, or are they really living?”

Get your life with her new clip, reminiscent of The Beatles’ 1964 American debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”, above. The Electric Ladyboasting features from Erykah Badu, Prince and Miguel—twirls into playlists Sept. 10.