Field Music offshoot School of Language pays tribute to Prince on 4th anniversary of his death with new EP
Today marks the fourth anniversary of Prince's death and Field Music's David Brewis has paid tribute with a new Prince-inspired EP under his School of Language solo moniker. "I couldn’t bring myself to cover his songs. I love the complete package - the playing and the production and the imperfections - just too much to tinker with," says David. "But I thought that maybe I could keep myself on the level by writing my own Prince songs. Maybe a little batch which would have been left in the vault back in ’81 because they sounded “too Prince” and he’d already moved on. So this is my little tribute. It’s a little bit silly, I’ll admit. But I made these little lockdown songs with a great deal of love, to repay a great deal of inspiration. And I had a lot of fun doing it."
Like Prince, David Brewis is pretty terrific on most instruments, and with vintage drum machines this EP has definitely got that early-'80s electro-funk/rock Prince sound. Check it out below.
Field Music released their new album Making a New World back in January.