Photo by Heather Kaplan
Janelle Monáe had quite the blockbuster year in 2013, what with her excellent album The Electric Lady, her Saturday Night Live debut, and her stunning live show. The R&B/pop star also earned praise and recognition during Billboard’s “Women in Music” event in December, where she took home the prestigious “Rising Star” award. Glasgow synth-pop outfit CHVRCHES — who had a big 2013 of their own — were among the many artists in attendance, and they honored Monáe and her big win by performing a special cover of her 2010 hit single “Tightrope”. Stylish, beat-heavy, and synth-driven, it’s a mix of the best of both artists’ worlds. Watch it below.
Plus, here’s a bedazzled Monáe digging the cover: