Janelle Monáe, Grimes
Released April 10
Bad Boy Records LLC
A staccato, sugary voice voicing heavily suggestive lyrics is a winning contrast.
“Hidden Figures” balance the intensity of segregation with humor from the three lead actresses to create an accessible piece of social commentary.
Grammy-nominated R&B artist Janelle Monáe headlined with special guest Fun. on Sunday in Cornell University’s Barton Hall, transforming the gloomy, drizzly Ithaca night into a lively evening with a blend of genres and upbeat performances.