Daily Distraction: Turn the tables with Janelle Monae

Joel Oliphint
joliphint@columbusalive.com
Janelle Monae

"I keep my hands dirty, my mind clean/I got a new agenda, with a new dream/I'm kickin' out the old regime/Liberation, elevation, education/America, you a lie/But the whole world 'bout to testify ... and the tables 'bout to turn," Janelle Monae raps on "Turntables," a politically charged new jam you'll likely have on repeat after hearing it.

The track comes from forthcoming documentary "All In: The Fight for Democracy," which explores the history of voter suppression, directed by Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus and featuring Stacey Abrams (former candidate for governor of Georgia and founder of Fair Fight Action). The doc is out in select theaters (including the Gateway Film Center) this week and will be available to stream on Amazon Prime beginning Sept. 18.

 Listen to "Turntables" and check out the trailer for "All In" below.