Netflix’s upcoming series The Get Down promises to a have one hell of a stellar soundtrack, courtesy of executive producer Nas. Following Miguel’s sexy, slinky cut “Cadillac” last week, the second taste of the album comes via a cross-generational jam from Janelle Monáe.
“Hum Along and Dance (Gotta Get Down)” samples the Jackson 5 song of the same name and channels both the Motown and hip-hop influences of the ’70s.
Speaking to Ebro Darden on his Beats 1 show, Monáe said, “As I was recording this song, I was envisioning a world where color wasn’t the root or center of attention. It wasn’t about black and white, green and yellow, but we were all on the dance floor, living and breathing as one.”
Put on your dancing shoes and get down to the upbeat hip-shaker below.
The Baz Luhrmann–directed The Get Down chronicles the birth of hip-hop in the ’70s South Bronx. It premieres on Netflix this Friday (August 12), the same day its soundtrack drops, featuring songs by Zayn, Christina Aguilera, Raury, and more.