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Glastonbury headliner Janelle Monae’s new video features Zoe Kravitz

The singer has starred in a vibrant new music video.

Janelle Monae will perform at Glastonbury this year. (Ian West/PA)
Janelle Monae will perform at Glastonbury this year. (Ian West/PA)

Glastonbury-bound singer Janelle Monae has released a music video featuring Zoe Kravitz fer her new single.

The track, Screwed, tackles social issues from sexual politics to fake news and relations with Russia.

It features Kravitz and actress Tessa Thompson in a colourful music video showing Monae’s flair for fashion.

The R&B performer has been confirmed as an act at the 2019 Glastonbury festival, which will return after a break for 2018.

Monae’s music has dealt with issues such as race and gender, and her latest track continues her musical commentary.

One topical lyrics states: “Fake news, fake boobs, fake food what’s real? Still in The Matrix eatin’ on the blue pills. The devil met with Russia and they just made a deal.”

She and her co-stars in the new video appear in a desolate urban landscape, and are seen playing instruments in a darkened room, before one of the characters is kidnapped by masked aliens.

Monae will headline a night on the West Holts stage when the festival returns in June.

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