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    Mon, 09 Aug 2010 11:42:46

    Janelle Monae's Debuts "Cold War" Video - It's her close up, literally

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    Androgynous, pompadour-sporting spitfire Janelle Monae has released her new video for the single "Cold War." It is literally her close up and the camera is in her face, since the lens focuses directly on Monae's delicate face, a la Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares to You." Monae is all arched-and-perfectly-groomed eyebrows, flawless skin, all hairs in place, bold false eyelashes and nude lipstick, all of which are complemented by her huge voice!

    Monae even breaks down in tears midway through the clip. The video was filmed in the black box auditorium in The Palace of the Dogs sanitarium. It was also filmed in one complete take, which is incredibly rare for a video, which often takes all day to shoot, with take after take after take being filmed. The performance was also completely unaltered, so this is Monae is her rawest, most vulnerable form.

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