The android who inspires usS

Musician Janelle Monae gave a fantastic interview to Elle magazine about how science fiction has influenced her work, and why she identifies with androids.

Her new album, The Electric Lady, comes out September 10, and we can't wait.

In the meantime, we are still in love with her fantastic short film, Many Moons, which introduced the world to Monae's electric alter-ego, Cindi Mayweather.