Dirty Computer, Monáe's first solo release since landmark 2013 LP Electric Lady, is also set to be accompanied by a film starring Tessa Thompson that the Atlanta-based artist calls an "emotion picture".

Alan Ferguson has directed the clip for Julia Michaels co-write "Make Me Feel", while Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning helmed "Django Jane", with "additional vagina monologue footage directed by Lacey Duke".

Speaking to Beats 1's Zane Lowe, Monáe shed a little light on the concept of Dirty Computer:

"You know I always knew that I had to make this album. I actually had this title on this concept before my first album, The ArchAndriod, and it scared me because a lot of the things that I knew that I needed to say were very deep, very personal, from the heart. "

"You know this is an extremely vulnerable album and it took me a while to make it because I’m a self editor. I self edit myself a lot. I’m like I don’t want to talk about this, I don’t want to talk about that. I had to kind of have people at Wonderland on my team to hold me accountable to it. They were like okay, you said you wanted to make this album before your first album, this is the opportunity for you to just really choose honesty over mystery. I know that there are a lot of things that I haven’t discussed and I think this is the album that you’ll get an opportunity to get a closer glimpse into my mind and into my heart."

Dirty Computer - both the album and narrative film - is out 27 April via Bad Boy.