Janelle Monae’s “Turntables” isn’t so much a song as an anthem, a call to arms wrapped in music.
On Tuesday night (March 9), Monae, sporting blonde locks, stopped by The Late Show for a performance of her inspirational Oscars original song contender.
Monae cuts loose on a Fender Stratocaster for the rendition of “Turntables,” which she wrote for the documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy, starring Stacey Abrams.
The song, like the film it appears in, is a gloves-off fight against racial inequalities, racism and systemic oppression.
Watch the performance below.