So you think you can dance? Maybe you can, but you might want to re-evaluate just how good you think you are after watching the fleet-footed Janelle Monae in her video for “Tightrope,” the first single from her upcoming album, The Arch Android.
In this Wendy Morgan-directed clip, Monae and some formally outfitted friends stomp and glide, flap their wings and jump on tables. Let’s put it this way: Any video where the dancing is so good it makes a guest verse by Big Boi (of Outkast) seem like an afterthought is some two-stepping you have to witness.
Check out the video below and pick up Janelle Monae’s new album, The Arch Android, on May 18.