Janelle Monáe was the featured musical guest on Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the popular singer and actress delivered a scorching, pre-filmed rendition of her 2020 single, “Turntables”.
Released last September, “Turntables” was featured in the 2020 documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, which chronicled politician Stacey Abrams along her journey for better voting-rights in Monáe’s home state of Georgia ahead of the 2020 elections.
Monáe’s pro-shot performance on Tuesday’s episode saw the singer strap on an electric guitar for the climactic, fan-less performance. Filmed inside what looks to be some darkened, empty warehouse-like setting, Monáe and her backing band delivered a high-energy take on the song with Monáe leading the way while riding that charismatic presence of hers that unapologetically demands the attention of viewers.
Watch the televised performance below.
Janelle Monáe – “Turntables” – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]
Click here to revisit coverage from Janelle Monáe’s performance at City Parks Foundation‘s 30th Anniversary Gala fundraiser in New York City in September 2019.