New Music: Janelle Monae ‘Simply Irresisitible’

Joining Charli XCX, The Royal Concept, and Fitz & the Tantrums, Janelle Monae now releases her own version of Robert Palmer’s 1988 hit “Simply Irresistible” for E!’s Live From the Red Carpet 2014 theme song. As only the Electric Lady can, Janelle salvages the 80s guitar and adds her own soulful vocals.

“I had so much fuuuun reimagining this song for E’s #Oscars coverage #robertpalmer #simplyirresistible JAM,” Janelle tweeted before sharing the song.

Listen to Janelle Monae’s version of “Simply Irresistible” below:

E!’s Live From The Red Carpet coverage of the Academy Award begins at tonight (Mar. 2) at 6 p.m.