Why we're utterly obsessed with Janelle Monáe's new "Yoga" video
If you, like me, have been listening to Janelle Monáe new single “Yoga,” non-stop since it came out a few weeks ago, you will be pleased to know that there’s now a music video to go along with it. And it’s everything I was hoping it would be.
This song is just one of many off the compilation EP Wondaland Presents The EEPHUS, which comes out next month.
Janelle once said in her song Q.U.E.E.N., “Categorize me, I defy every label.” You don’t even need a rap genius to tell you that Janelle Monáe is always reinventing herself and her music. You don’t see any cyborgs or time travelers or apocalypses in this video — instead, the style is loose and fun, the dancers all following the rhythm but still doing their own thing.
In fact, shall I count the reasons why this music video is so amazing? 1. Janelle levitating in the first scene. 2. Janelle dancing and looking at herself in the mirror. 3. Crowns are the new yoga accessory. 4. Every coy face Jidenna makes. 5. The line “You cannot police me / So get off my areola.” 6. The fact that the latter line comes with its own dance move. Like, yes, thank you, I did not know I needed this but I will be adding it to my repertoire.