Janelle Monáe Releases New Single ‘Float’

 Janelle Monáe recently dropped a new single, “Float,” featuring Fela Kuti’s youngest son, Seun Kuti, and his band, Egypt 80.

“Float” is Monáe’s first new music this year and first track since 2021, when she shared “Stronger” and an extended version of “Say Her Name (Hell You Talmbout).” The new song is produced by Nana Kwabena, Nate “Rocket” Wonder, and Sensei Bueno.

According to a press statement, the song is inspired by “Muhammed Ali talking shit in Zaire, 1974, Jane’s evolution, Mary Poppins’ umbrella, Aladdin’s magic carpet, Ja Morant’s flotation to the rim while dunking on his ops, Sara Elise’s ropes, excerpts from Paramahmsa Nithyananda’s talks on levitation, Raul’s toast on Dec 1, and Bruce Lee’s mighty philosophy on being ‘shapeless, formless,’ and becoming one with your surroundings, to be like water.”

Monáe’s most recent studio album was Dirty Computer, which dropped in April 2018.