PRINCE has just released a teaser for the new song "This Could Be Us" which was inspired by a meme of Prince and Apollonia from his "Purple Rain era.
The teaser can be downloaded HERE. (updated link.)
Prince's vocals are still crisp and clear even in his falsetto.
Prince also invited The Current and Bobby Z. over to Paisley Park last night to hang out and hear new music.
You can read the Current article HERE.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Last night sounded fun. Coulda been us...but U were playin'.
Legendary music reviewer and interviewer Jon Bream was invited to Paisley Park late Saturday night in Minneapolis to listen to the new "untitled" PRINCE album. Jon Bream was handing Prince awards and accolades long before a majority of the world had a chance to. You could call Bream a Prince historian, so to speak.
Bream wrote about his experience he had late last night for the Star Tribune, also having to write a review for the Bruno Mars show he saw earlier in the night.
Bream talks about the phone call he got to be at Paisley Park around midnight to listen to the new record and how he is now on Prince time. Warner Bros executives unfortunately are not on Prince time and the music icon has had a hard time reaching them in regards to the new album and more than likely the 30th anniversary remastering of "Purple Rain" due for release sometime this year, right WB?
After 1 A.M., Bream was escorted into studio B at Paisley where the 3RDEYEGIRL members were along with their spouses including the producer of the new Prince record, Joshua Welton who Prince described as a rising producer. His tour manager and a Fox 9 reporter were there as well.
King has released new music this morning in the guise of "Mr. Chameleon" which is due for a full song release on July 1st!
They are due to perform at the ESSENCE Festival in 2 weeks!-DocFB
Diagnosis: I ran into KING a couple of weeks ago for a hot second. Wish we were able to talk more about future projects. See U in a future Spreecast for sure!
Just got this tidbit of info sent our way:
3RDEYEGIRL arrived yesterday at Paisley Park and the 1st full rehearsal for the UK shows and more is scheduled for Saturday afternoon!
Local funk band M.P.L.S. (#MPLS) will be jamming at the sound stage of Paisley Park After Dark Saturday night for $30.00. PRINCE and 3RDEYEGIRL will be in attendance and after will be playing NEW music and partying!-DocFB
Diagnosis: There is a lot to be thankful for in 2014. From the new music, the NEW GIRL takeover, the London HIT AND RUN takeover, the Arsenio takeover, magazine covers (Mojo and the New Essence mag you gotta pick up), Liv Warfield's The Unexpected, the announcement of NPG MUSIC PUBLISHING, the annoucement of new music to be released on Warner Bros. plus the remasters of his Warner Bros. catalog including the 30th anniversary of "Purple Rain" this year and owning ALL of the WB masters, plus even more projects are in the works! 2014 is shaping up to be a brand new chapter in already epic career! We are not even at the half way point yet!
Shakira has released her second single from her self titled album. The single "Empire" starts off with the Colombian singer sounding more like Florence & The Machine or Lorde than herself.
I like it. Better than the song with Rihanna before this.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The first line is "Take off all of your skin".....new way of saying underneath your clothes perhaps...?
Arielle (mentored by Queen Guitarist, Brian May) released her debut official video for "California."
The video features Arielle visiting some of the 31st state's most beautiful scenery (including the light-laced City of Angels) while singing that she "can't find the sunshine in California." "I didn’t fit in," says Arielle of the feeling she had growing up and later, trying to find her footing in music. Her self-titled EP (set for release on April 29th, 2014 on Open E Music) is the sound of claiming her place – creatively, emotionally, and existentially.
Yet the New Jersey native has lived in California for most of her life, singing since age five (with the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula Girls Chorus) and then learning the piano, trumpet and at age 10, guitar.
By 16, she’d become a rock-guitar virtuoso (even earning the attention of her childhood idol, Queen guitarist Brian May,) before being “discovered” by guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. (Extreme, Rihanna.) Soon after, Arielle landed in the studio of Red Decibel Music Group (Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato and Switchfoot) and met with producer/co-writers Adam Watts, Andy Dodd and Gannin Arnold.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Arielle is also vamping up for a special performance at the 17th Annual Triple A Sunset Session in Solana Beach, CA at Belly Up on February 22nd (Sold Out) and recently performed at The Hotel Café and The House of Blues Foundation Room in Los Angeles, CA. You can download "California" for FREE HERE!