Janelle Monáe – “Turntables” (Video)

blame it on Meka September 15, 2020

Ahead of the release of her upcoming film Antebellum, Janelle Monáe dropped the single “Turntables” which is featured in the Amazon Studios documentary All In: The Fight For Democracy.

“This song is capturing direction,” Monáe said to Zane Lowe. “And when you think about a record, when you think about a record spinning, when you think about the revolutions per minute, it’s all connected. And that is what this song means. This song doesn’t mean that I’m the leader, that I’m here to tell you what to do, how to fix things. I’m simply watching, examining and wanting to highlight all of the people who are on the front lines, fighting for our democracy, fighting against racial inequalities, fighting against white supremacy, fighting against systemic racism and systemic oppression. So this song is to keep us motivated. This song is to lift up and keep us galvanized when we’re fatigued. And this song is really for the people.”

A video for the song has now been released. Watch it below.