Though she is currently on tour with Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe has revealed that she is working on material for a new album.
The Grammy-nominated songstress told MTV that she has been “recording, writing [and] playing instruments” for her follow-up to 2010’s The ArchAndroid.
“This album will have very strong concepts and bigger ideas and the music will just go forward to another level,” said Monáe. “It will still be, I believe, relatable to the people. We have really big ideas, I must say, and we’re just trying to make sure we execute them properly.”
Monáe has yet to acknowledge whether the new record will continue with the concept of her alter ego Cindi Mayweather. All she has stated is that, “the concepts will be very strong…I don’t plan on stopping the formula or stopping myself from creating new formulas.”
She added, “I want to create music that will be [the people’s] choice of drug whenever they feel oppressed or depressed…to create something that will remain timeless, hopefully, and the next generation can be inspired by it.”