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“Make Me Feel” Final Podcast

caroline_mc · C.mchugh – Pd – Final     0:00 Intro  BILL: “Welcome back to Protest Anthems, the podcast about all things music, social justice, and protest. In this episode, Caroline McHugh discusses Janelle Monae’s 2018 hit song “Make Me… Continue Reading →

“Make Me Feel” Third Listen

The music video for Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel” opens with the singer decked out in ‘80s apparel, walking into a nightclub that we think we would only see in a movie. It has dim lighting, glow of orange, red,… Continue Reading →

“Make Me Feel” Lineage

“Make Me Feel” is a fun and infectious pop anthem that celebrates the fluidity of sexuality and is a clear statement of freedom, strength and evolution. There is undoubtedly the musical influence of Michael Jackson and Prince present in many… Continue Reading →

“Make Me Feel” // First Listen, Context & Critique

Monae co-wrote “Make Me Feel” with Julia Michaels, who is also responsible for writing Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Selena Gomez’s “Good for You”. The track seems to be about the singer voicing her feelings for a special someone “Baby, don’t… Continue Reading →

“Make Me Feel”/”You Need to Calm Down”

I would like to choose “Make Me Feel” by artist Janelle Monae or “You Need to Calm Down” by artist Taylor Swift. Monae’s song is a celebratory song to feel free, no matter who you are, where you are in… Continue Reading →

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