Though it’s set in the future, Janelle Monae’s latest music video for “Screwed” is tackling some current social issues and post-U.S. election depression.
With “Big Little Lies” star Zoe Kravitz on vocals and Tessa Thompson along for the ride, Monae’s new video for the pop-anthem is part of her film project, “Dirty Computer – An Emotion Picture”.
The video opens with Monae and friends waking up on a deserted rooftop. The crew run through abandoned buildings, dodging drones, before ending up at an underground dance party.
“You f***ed the world up now, we’ll f*** it all back down,” Monae sings in the video, which features visuals of the Statue of Liberty, fires, and protests; “Creed II” star Thompson is whisked away by police in a hovercraft.
“Screwed” is featured on Dirty Computer, which is nominated for Album Of The Year at the 2019 Grammys, held next month.