And there was much rejoicing, for Janelle Monae posted a mysterious gif hinting the first single from her much-anticipated follow-up to The ArchAndroid.

It sounds like the first single will be called "Q.U.E.E.N." and will feature… Erykah Badu? Be still my heart. The album itself will be called The Electric Lady, and it sounds like we'll learn more on the 22nd. In the meantime, rewatch the video for "Tightrope" up top, then watch the video for "Cold War," which remains one of my favorite minimalist music videos:

Everyone doing good? Have a decent Tuesday? Talk Monae, music, or anything else, here or over at TAY. Have good chatting, see you tomorrow.