Janelle Monáe has released the child-directed video to her new song, Turntables. The song was written for and will feature in the upcoming Amazon Studios documentary, All In: The Fight For Democracy, which premiered in select theatres nationwide last week and will stream exclusively via Amazon Prime Video starting Friday, September 18.
The director credit for the video is simply listed as “child”. Turntables marks Monáe’s first new original music since her Grammy Award-nominated third solo album, 2018’s landmark DIRTY COMPUTER, which was written by Monáe, Nathaniel Irvin III, and George A. Peters with production by Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Roman GianArthur.
All In: The Fight for Democracy examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States in anticipation of the 2020 Presidential Election.
Directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus and Oscar-nominated and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés, and produced by Garbus, Cortés, Academy Award-winning producer Dan Cogan and Stacey Abrams, the film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted democracy of late.
With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and founder of voter suppression advocacy group Fair Fight Action, All In: The Fight for Democracy will offer an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know is a threat to their basic rights as citisens of the United States.
In coordination with All In: The Fight for Democracy, the filmmakers and Amazon Studios have launched #ALLINFORVOTING, a social impact campaign with nonprofits and grassroots organisations to release digital content to combat misinformation about the voting process, and launch targeted campaign programming to educate and register first-time voters.