Kansas-City native Janelle Monae, the pompadoured high priestess of alt-soul weirdiosity, is no stranger to corporate tie-ins.
But it’s hard to fault her when she does it so well; “Come Alive (The War Of The Roses),” a zoot-suit post-mod shuffle created exclusively for Kia Soul Collective is currently downloadable on the car company’s website; we’ve also got a stream here:
What do you think, Music Mixers — all aboard the Monae train, or do prefer your Janelle outside the inc. tanks?
More from EW’s Music Mix:
‘Glee’ Exclusive: Watch the cast cover Avril Lavigne’s ‘Keep Holding On’
Death Cab for Cutie, “Meet Me on the Equinox”: Watch the official video
Rock Band iPhone app: Exclusive details
Radiohead ‘definitely’ planning new album in 2010, says guitarist
Watch Kelly Clarkson cover White Stripes, Kings of Leon in NYC