“Cold War” is the second official single from Grammy-nominated American singer, songwriter, dancer, and performer Janelle Monae‘s debut studio album The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III). The music video premiered in early August 2010.
Janelle Monae offers up her highly emotional music video for “Cold War.” The video, directed by Wendy Morgan, features Monae from the shoulders up, during one continuous take.
Once again Janelle reaffirms the fact that she’s one of the more unique, if not daring, artists out there at the moment. By the 1:42 mark, after singing the line “I was made to believe there’s something wrong with me,” Janelle begins to lose her composure and eventually tears start to flow.
Monae recently spoke to Rap-Up.com about the video for her second ArchAndroid single—particularly the tears that flowed. “I didn’t know how that happened but it just did. I was very moved by that,” she said. “It was really a special moment; then everybody else started to cry.”