Janelle Monae Performs ‘Heroes’ on ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ [VIDEO]
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Last month, Janelle Monae released her cover of the 1977 David Bowie song ‘Heroes’ for Pepsi’s 2014 ‘Now Is What You Make It’ campaign, which was featured in an accompanying visual detailing childhood bullying.
And last night (June 11), the eclectic singer performed the song on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman.’ She also brought along a full band and backup singers, which gave the cut an added amount of bounce and energy. Vocally, she made the song soar to great heights as she belted out the chorus with deep passion, making the classic tune completely her own.
The band did a stellar job of matching Monae’s high-energy level, which made the entire performance incredibly fun to watch.
Sporting a black-and-white striped blazer with a black top and black pants, Monae jumped, danced and moved all around the stage, showing exactly why she’s become such a musical force within the last few years.
At the beginning of her performance, the ‘Electric Lady’ creator dedicated the song “to all the young heroes in the world.” “We’re going to take you somewhere tonight,” she stated. And that she clearly did.