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Janelle giving it maximum Prince

If you’re going to pay homage to Prince, do it right. Janelle Monáe has nailed it (admittedly, with a little help from the Purple Genius himself). On the strength of this, ‘Dirty Computer’ will be one of the releases of 2018.

Built around a guitar lick that nods in the direction of ‘Kiss’, and synth stabs straight from ‘1999’, Janelle Monáe’s ‘Make Me Feel’ is the record Prince would be releasing now if he was still with us mere mortals. Call it sparse funk. It’s filthy. And, it does all it needs to.

It’s absolutely terrific. Welcome back, Ms Monáe. The funky purple torch is now yours…