Janelle Monáe has released another music video from Dirty Computer, her highly anticipated third studio album. And it’s even queerer than “Make Me Feel.”
“Pynk,” directed by Emma Westenberg, finds Monáe surrounded by female dancers wearing pink, ruffled pants that more than resemble vaginas. In the song, she muses on loving the pink parts of her body: “Pink like your fingers in my [wink], maybe.”
The track calls back to “Django,” in which Monáe rapped about wanting to “paint the city pink.” Tessa Thompson, Monae’s love interest in “Make Me” reappears, grinning between Monáe’s “forest and thighs.”
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight—and ship a Thompson-Monáe romance.
Janelle Monae's "Pynk" clip, directed by Emma Westenberg, is really raising the bar for ladies' desert trips. Can't wait for the DIY versions of those pants to start showing up. Vid: https://t.co/axdeCOG9NO pic.twitter.com/fEdno5qN1Y
— Drea Clark (@TheDreaClark) April 10, 2018
— Caroline Framke (@carolineframke) April 10, 2018
Good afternoon to Janelle Monae and no one else. pic.twitter.com/LBD2WNcrgs
— Madison Malone Kircher (@4evrmalone) April 10, 2018
Janelle Monae music video PYNK this is a queer masterpiece pic.twitter.com/9GNhuqZBKf
— Han (@alyciasgold) April 10, 2018
I want Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson to invite me into whatever kind of relationship they have.
— Maax | (@maaxwaeltothe) April 10, 2018
janelle monáe: Pink like your fingers in my, maybe
— depressed in seattle (@6rittani) April 10, 2018
Despite the playful depictions, Monáe has kept her own sexuality out of the spotlight, simply identifying herself as “sexually liberated.”
As the video’s description explains, “‘Pynk’ is a brash celebration of creation. self love. sexuality. and pussy power! Pynk is the color that unites us all, for pink is the color found in the deepest and darkest nooks and crannies of humans everywhere…”
Dirty Computer, Monáe’s first studio album since 2012’s Electric Lady, is out April 27.