Janelle Monáe’s excellent The Electric Lady isn’t short of big name guest spots, featuring the likes of Prince, Solange and Erykah Badu. One of the album’s best contributions comes from Miguel, who joins Monáe for the sultry “PrimeTime.” Now we get the video for the track, a dramatic clip that portrays the futuristic love story Monáe describes in her lyrics.
“PrimeTime is a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Janelle Monáe) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel.) The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi’s humble beginnings as a “cyber-server” at the Electric Sheep nightclub, a syn bar serving high-class “show droids” to the rich and lonely in a dangerous section of Metropolis known as Slop City. Incidentally, the innovative cybersoul music played at the club directly impacted Cindi, and she began singing and performing her own innovative compositions a short time after quitting this assignment. In addition, Cindi became determined to change the public perception of what an electric lady could be, dream and aspire to after working in the dismal conditions at the club.”
Take a look at the video above.