We the People is a new Netflix series that’s turning the dusty tunes of School House Rock (no shade to “I’m Just a Bill”) into updated American history lessons with R&B, rap, and hip-hip. “The entire project was about finding ways to talk about things that have become very partisan and not take sides,” show creator Chris Nee said of the 10-episode series. “With the Second Amendment, we made sure that both sides were represented and that the images of both sides were onscreen for the exact same amount of time.”
In order to make the show more compelling, the series recruited some major star power, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cordae, H.E.R., and Adam Lambert. Today, we get to hear Janelle Monáe‘s contribution to the show, which is a track called “Power.” The flute-filled song name-checks the show’s title with a powerfully catchy testament to the freedom America works to provide its people. “We don’t want the life without the liberty,” she sings.
Listen to it below.