Janelle Monae Offers “The Shape Of Things To Come” As Free Download

Before she gets funky on the road next month with the kickoff of Prince’s Welcome 2 America tour, magnetic performer Janelle Monae is keeping things popping with her brand new cut “The Shape Of Things To Come,” which is being offered as a free download through Levi’s. Hear it below. Janelle’s new track serves as a theme song to Levi’s Shape What’s To Come online community, which, the official site says, is “a place where we can seek perspective and support from women like ourselves…and maybe not like ourselves.”

[wpaudio url=”//idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/01-Shape-of-Things-to-Come.mp3″ text=”Janelle Monae – The Shape Of Things To Come” dl=”0″] The tune has Monae’s trademark retro-soul energy all through it, and she recorded the short jam (it clocks in at 1:49—the original Max Frost And The Troopers version from 1968 was 1:55 long) specifically for the Shape What’s To Come community. Denim, free music and ladies who bring the funk? Sign us up.

Download “The Shape Of Things To Come,” as well as She & Him’s “Shape I’m in,” for free here.