Fans of Janelle Monae have plenty to look foward to in the coming year. The soul singer has revealed plans to release not one, but two, albumsin 2012. She says she is “84.799 percent” done with writing and will release them according to her “soul clock”.
Word is you’re working on the next record. What can you say about it?
I am eager to get back to the studio and work on finishing my album. I stopped touring so I could finish the album. Actually, I plan on releasing two albums next year.
Any idea when?
I will release them according to my soul clock; so I reserve the right to change that. But I will try to stick to the scheduled release dates, which I know but can’t say. I will be thinking about Kansas City and all the people here who have supported me as I continue to write songs that empower, encourage and make you dance.
Will these new records build on the themes you established in your first two recordings?
Again, that’s all according to my soul clock. Right now all I can say is, the music comes from the space I’m in.
How far along are you in your wriitng?
I would say 84.799 percent of the writing is done.