When Janelle Monáe released two singles yesterday, this week's playlist admittedly got restructured quickly. It's rare for me to put two singles by the same artist in the same playlist but Monáe channels Prince and the Jacksons for some femme future vibes that are much needed light in dark moments. The rest of the playlist is also pretty femme-centric, from U.S. Girls' "M.A.H." about the disappointment of the Obama administration to Zaki Ibrahim's Afrofuturist pop-soul hit in "Sugar B." I really wanted to play with more textural qualities of music, trying to create a seamless movement from the energetic to the soft, reflecting the different approaches across genres that can come together. Rap, like on "Django Jane," can transition into the industrial electronic stylings of "Faceshopping" before smoothing out on Superorganism's breezier pop-rock stylings.