Janelle Monáe tells a queer story with video for 'Make Me Feel'

Musician and actor Janelle Monáe dropped two new music videos this morning, including one for the track "Make Me Feel" which sees Monáe at the club as she romances a new man she meets and the woman she arrived with, played by Annihilation and Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson. For bisexual people, who remain underrepresented in media though make up the majority of the LGB community, seeing a video that tells this specific story is an important and positive step forward. Thompson also features as Monáe's love interest in the trailer for the Dirty Computer "emotion picture," the narrative film that will accompany the album. Check out the video below for "Make Me Feel!"

"Make Me Feel" was co-written by Justin Tranter, an out pop-songwriting powerhouse and GLAAD board member behind hits like “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy, "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, and “Good for You” and "Hands to Myself" by Selena Gomez. Monáe said of the track, "It’s a celebratory song, I hope that comes across. That people feel more free, no matter where they are in their lives, that they feel celebrated. Because I’m about women’s empowerment. I’m about agency. I’m about being in control of your narrative and your body."

Monáe's album Dirty Computer, dropping April 27 and available for pre-order now, will be her first solo LP since 2013's Electric Lady. In the past several years, Monáe has turned her focus to acting and starred in the GLAAD Media Award-winning film Moonlight, which made history last year as the first LGBTQ film to win the Oscar in Best Picture.