One year to the day of his death, Janelle Monae covers Michael Jackson’s version of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Smile’ which was said to be his favourite song. Stevie Wonder also did a version of the song. I’ve stuck this in the more as an annoying ad autoplays.
Monae’s album The Archandroid is out on July 9th. Watch the video for ‘Tightrope’.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.