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Janelle Monae Debuts Music Video for 'Cold War'

August 5, 2010 (8:07 am) GMT
The Wendy Morgan-directed music video features close-up shot of the 'Tightrope' singer as she is singing the song to the camera.
Janelle Monae Debuts Music Video for 'Cold War'

has unveiled a music video to promote "Cold War", the latest single from her debut album "". Making its way out via Pitchfork, the video directed by Wendy Morgan puts the focus on her close-up performance.

" 'Cold War' reveals what 'The ArchAndroid' looks like," she explained to Rap-Up. "[The video] deals with a psychosis - you're in my mind and you get a chance to understand Metropolis, where it all stemmed [from] and my thoughts. It's very psychedelic and trippy."

The video was filmed back to back with "Tightrope" clip which is nominated as Best Choreography at 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. She said, "I shot them in two days. I did 'Tightrope' first and 'Cold War' the next day."

"Both of them are very touching. I remember crying during 'Cold War' [on the] first take. I didn't know how that happened but it just did. I was very moved by that. It was really a special moment; then everybody else started to cry."

Janelle Monae's "Cold War" music video

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