“‘Phenomenal’ by Janelle Monáe. It’s about really loving and accepting yourself and surrounding yourself with people that can see your inner and outer beauty.”
“‘Mañana Será Bonito” by TQG. She’s reclaiming her personhood because her ex cheated on her. It’s just a really fun song to shout along with.”
“‘Last Day of Summer’ by Spanky Wilson. She’s still around. She’s a living legend. I wish I could think of something by Barbara Morrison.”
“‘Get to This’ by Marvin Gaye. I got to a lot of things this summer. I had a great summer doing a lot of interesting things.”
Compiled by Cynthia Gibson at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival in South Los Angeles.