Certain duets make it instantly possible to picture artists entangled in a real-life love story of epic proportions. It happened with Kelly Rowland and Nelly when they put out “Dilemma.” It happened with Ashanti and Ja Rule when they put out “Mesmerize” and “On Time.” Now it’s happening with Janelle Monae and Miguel. While the two might only be making pure magic sensuality in the studio, Monae’s new song featuring the dreamy R&B singer makes it so easy to conjure images of them wining and dining, hitting the red carpet, and staring lovingly into each other’s eyes til the end of the world.

Monae’s “PrimeTime” is a proper R&B ballad. Wholly emotional, Monae and Miguel serenade one another, “It’s a prime time for our love and heaven is bent on us.” We don’t think they’re wrong. Throw in that smooth jazz guitar solo and the world just might be sold on its newest power couple. All we can hope for is a narrative music video that will bring our premonitions to life.

“PrimeTime,” the second single off Monae’s recent release The Electric Lady, that dropped September 10 on Bad Boy. Pick up your copy on iTunes here. You can also catch Monae at one of the stops on her upcoming tour in support of her album. Check out the dates below and take to Twitter to tell us what you think of her latest.



13 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

14 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre

16 Boston, MA – House of Blues

18 Montreal, QC – Olympia Theatre

19 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus

21 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

22 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater

24 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre

25 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue

29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

30 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo


1 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

2 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia @ L.A. Live

5 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

6 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

7 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

9 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

12 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater

13 Houston, TX – House of Blues

15 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater

17 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

19 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte

22 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

23 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre

26 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle