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Modern Power Station: Here’s Janelle Monae covering Robert Palmer’s ‘Simply Irresistible’

 

E! has been rolling out covers of Robert Palmer’s 1988 power jam “Simple Irresistible,” and we’ve enjoyed modern takes by Charli XCX, the Royal Concept, and Fitz & the Tantrums.

But today’s “re-imagining” by Janelle Monae takes the top-spot — keeping true the guitar riff and synth parts but giving it the raw emotion the soul singer is known for.

Monae tweeted the track out a few minutes ago; listen to it via the un-embeddable E! soundcloud.

 
 

 

 
 

Here is Monae’s latest single, “PrimeTime” featuring Miguel…