Janelle Monáe’s musical path is paved with a hard work ethic. She has two critical acclaimed conceptual albums under her belt (2010’s The ArchAndroid and 2013’s The Electric Lady) Nowadays, she’s come back to her collective, the Wondaland Society, which she’s officially revealed is putting out a collaborative EP later this year.
According to Billboard, the EP is called The Eephus and will feature tracks from Jideena, Deep Cotton, Roman (who wrote the overtures to Monáe’s albums), St. Beauty, and Janelle herself. Monáe took her collective to Epic Records in 2013, who were more than willing to thrust Wondaland into the spotlight. “Janelle is a boss! She’s the first female label boss that I’ve met who is like P. Diddy and Jay Z and Andre Harrell,” Epic Records CEO LA Reid commented. “She’s the first female cut from that cloth.”
The Eephus EP will be available some time in May. Check out Monáe’s video for “Electric Lady” above.