Janelle Monáe Talks Being "Terrified" About Releasing 'Dirty Computer'

The musician/actress gets honest about her next album.

(AllHipHop News) Singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe is ready to return with her next project. The topic of Dirty Computer came up during Monáe's interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe.

"This is an extremely vulnerable album and it took me a while to make it because I'm a self editor. I self edit myself a lot. I’m like, 'I don’t want to talk about this, I don’t want to talk about that.' I had to kind of have people at Wondaland [Records] on my team to hold me accountable to it," expressed the Atlantic Records signee.

Lowe then asked Monáe if she is nervous about how the public will react to the LP. The “Make Me Feel” vocalist gave a candid response.

"I'm going to be 100 percent honest, I'm scared. I’m actually terrified. It’s such an honest body of work and I don't know how people are going to react to it," Janelle expressed. "Just the thought of it is kind of freaking me out a little bit, but I feel like it's something that I need to do. It's something that I always knew I needed to do and it's going to happen. The album is going to happen, it's coming. You know all I can say is at least I've been very honest. That's all I can really do as an artist."

Dirty Computer is Janelle Monáe's first full length since the critically acclaimed The Electric Lady was released in 2013. She spent the last few years starring in the award-winning movies Moonlight and Hidden Figures.