"Make Me Feel" is a song by American singer Janelle Monáe, released on February 22, 2018 as the lead single from her third studio album, Dirty Computer. A departure from her longtime songwriting-production team of Nathaniel Irvin III and Roman GianArthur Irvin, Monáe co-wrote the song with Julia Michaels, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson and Justin Tranter. Lyrically, the song includes themes of bisexuality. Several critics compared it to the work of Prince, while Monáe herself has stated the musician helped create sounds for the album, including for "Make Me Feel". It became Monáe's second single as a lead artist to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 99 on the week of March 10, 2018.
Writing for Pitchfork, Marcus J. Moore says of Monáe and the song, "The polymath unpacks a rubbery funk tune that recalls the likes of Prince and Sheila E. Her 1980s influences are clear, down to each massive synth line and the feeling of raw sensual energy woven throughout the song." Tatiana Pile of Spin wrote, "The single is a high-energy funk song with some reverent similarities to Prince's 'Kiss' ... With this bouncy single, Monáe taps into her unique soul-pop sound to deliver a song reminiscent of past tracks such as 'Q.U.E.E.N.' and 'Dance Apocalyptic'. User Comments