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  /  07.06.2021


Over the weekend, the brand new We The People series debuted on Netflix, and paired with the release was a star-studded to match. Preceding the full release was H.E.R.’s “Change” single that served to prep people for what was to come, and a stand-out offering from the track is Janelle Monáe’s “Stronger” single. On the track, she uplifts listeners with empowering lyrics:

Most of my friends want a little peace, some of my friends want a little solace/ Even when we struggle and we get kicked down, we pick each other up with a little polish/ All of my friends want a legacy, don’t wanna be left out/

Every time you think we get a little weak, we get a little bit stronger/ Ah, we the people, we the people/ The pеople getting stronger, ah, wе the people, we the people/ The people getting stronger, we the people/

The animated segment was directed by Oscar-winner Peter Ramsey, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Created by Chris Nee and produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, the 10-part series provides a range of civics lessons through three-minute music videos on topics that include the Bill of Rights, immigration and the courts. I addition to H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, they have also enlisted artists like Cordae, Andra Day,  Lin-Manuel Miranda and more to take part.

Prior to this was Monáe’s single “Turntables.” That track marked Janelle Monáe’s first official release since last year’s “That’s Enough,” which appeared on the soundtrack of the live-active re-release of Lady and the Tramp. Her last studio LP, Dirty Computer, made landfall in 2018 and earned Monáe a top ten placement on the Billboard 200 thanks to 54,000 album equivalent units sold.

Be sure to press play on “Stronger” by Janelle Monáe from the Netflix Series We The People.

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