Janelle Monáe Reveals Stunning Visuals For “Lipstick Lover”
In a provocative yet sexy and smooth song, Janelle Monáe fiercely sings about their “Lipstick Lover” at a fun and flirtatious outdoor pool party. The Caribbean sway of the beat adds to the summer feel of the song, along with Monáe’s catchy phrase “lipstick lover” repeating in the chorus. The song and music video are released ahead of Monáes’s new upcoming album, The Age Of Pleasure, out June 9th.
The music video’s cheeky visuals provide a delightful and intimate window into Janelle’s expressive song. In many ways, it shines a spotlight on female empowerment, as the video predominantly features women joyfully enjoying each other’s presence. It celebrates the bonds and camaraderie among those attracted to women, emphasizing strength and solidarity.
Janelle Monáe fearlessly embraces her queerness, and this aspect is prominently highlighted in the music video. Her unabashed expression of her identity resonates throughout the visuals, conveying a powerful message of self-acceptance and inclusivity. By boldly presenting her queerness, Monáe sends a message of empowerment and visibility to the LGBTQ+ community, promoting a greater understanding and acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
The “emotion” picture was directed by Janelle Monáe and Alan Ferguson. Their work is a carved masterpiece, displaying intimate shots and visuals of the unique bodies taking shape as an art form. The video was made to invoke emotion in the viewers, which is done clearly in the video.
Beyond melodic vocals and authenticity to shine bright, Monáe prioritizes advocating for the youth. Through her Fem The Future non-profit, Monáe has joined the Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund to empower women, girls, and non-binary youth of color. Learn more about the collaboration.