Posted in music on January 6, 2009


Prince will release not one, but three albums in the new year. He's in final negotiations with "a major retailer" to distribute the music in physical form, and a highly interactive website will also provide an opportunity to buy. He's not working with a record label. "The gatekeepers have to change," he said several times throughout the evening.

He's found his way back to the sound of "When Doves Cry." The first disc, tentatively titled "MPLSOUND," is an electro-flavored solo effort recorded at Paisley Park Studios. Prince experimented with Pro Tools and "new ways of recording" on these trippy, experimental pop songs. One features a Q-Tip rap; another calls a "Funky Congregation" to worship and may become a live set piece.

He's ready to revive the Quiet Storm. "We got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album," he said, introducing Valente's new album, "Elixir." The tracks are chill, with Valente's buttery voice melding with beats by Morris Hayes and Prince's guitar lines. Some are explicitly sexual. "This music is nasty, but it's not dirty," Prince said, explaining how sensual music fits in with his much-discussed faith -- he's a Jehovah's Witness. "There's no profanity. It isn't promoting promiscuity. She's singing about her lover, who could be her partner for life."
[LA Times]

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Comments (8)

3? Just a good one would be ok.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 9:21 AM

He debuted three new tracks already on Indie 103.1 in LA

Posted by Jo | January 6, 2009 9:37 AM

prince is beat.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 9:48 AM

I know that the other comic book heads here will agree when I say that Prince is looking like Galactus in that artwork!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 12:27 PM

prince is the new ryan adams.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 12:50 PM

Prince has always been prolific.

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2009 12:55 PM

Whatever, if Prince came knocking at your door with the book of the Lord or whatever religious crap he carries you would let him in.

Posted by Dooder City | January 6, 2009 1:45 PM

Prince>anything you're listening to right now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 8, 2009 11:13 AM

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