Grammy-nominated artist Janelle Monáe has just released a standalone music video for her track “Crazy, Classic, Life” from her album Dirty Computer. The video itself is from the beginning of Monáe’s film project Dirty Computer – An Emotion Picture, and it features Monáe in a punk aesthetic partying with her other friends, or “dirty computers.”
The video starts with Monáe driving in a hover car with a friend. They’re stopped by a security bot that examines them to make sure they’re “clean,” before flying off.
After the coast is clear, Monáe steps out of the car, opens the trunk, and a handful of people come out of the trunk. Soon afterward, Monáe and her crew head to a clearing where they throw one of the most colorful queer-themed parties of a lifetime.
“I’m not America’s nightmare, I’m the American cool. Just let me live my life,” Monae sings in the track before breaking into the chorus.
The video ends with the party getting crashed by the organization in charge of Monáe’s universe. Everyone gets arrested, while Monáe and Tessa Thompson lock eyes as they escape from the commotion.
Monáe was recently nominated for album of the year at the 2019 Grammy Awards for Dirty Computer and best music video for the track “Pynk.”
Watch the music video below: