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Janelle Monáe Becomes a Comic Book Character, Stops Bullies in New “Heroes” Video

Comic book Janelle  Monáe saves the day.

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Last month, Janelle Monáe released a cover of “Heroes,” David Bowie’s classic anthem, updated with her signature jazz and electronica-tinged sound. Now the track has a music video, which features a group of bullied children who draw inspiration from Monáe’s comic book alter-ego and rise up against their pint-sized oppressors.

The video, part of an ongoing Pepsi campaign in support of the World Cup, is all light-hearted fun, and as such isn’t the most profound or subtle work. But it packs in more than enough feel-good moments to disperse any lingering Monday malaise. Enjoy.