Janelle Monae's Dirty Computer: the future's funky, sexy and a bit shonky too

US R'n'B artist Janelle Monae combines two things - a great sensibility for writing pop songs, and a consistent commitment to her own Afro-Futurist universe. Her new album, Dirty Computer, comes with this 40 mins "emotion picture" - depicting a world where those whose identities are deemed deviant - or "dirty" - are cleansed by the "Nevermind" gas. Enjoy: the future was never so soulful. "We'll put water in your guns/we'll do it all for fun". 

More from Time Out - interview with Janelle.