April, 2014

Audio: New Song From Prince “The Breakdown”

Last week, Prince and Warner Brothers settled a long running dispute. Apparently, he gets ownership of his master recordings, while they get to digitally remaster and reissue his classic albums. It appears as though a 30th anniversary release of “Purple Rain” will be the first of the reissues. On top of that, Prince announced that he will be releasing a new studio album soon.

I thought something was up when he started appearing in places like “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “New Girl”, but I thought it was just going to be a new album from 3rdeyegirl, his new band. I had no idea it was going to be something like a reconciliation with a company he once said made him into a slave.

Things are progressing very quickly. This morning I saw the news that he has released a new single on iTunes called ‘The Breakdown’. Take a listen and let me know what you think of it.

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Audio: Janelle Monáe covering David Bowie’s “Heroes”

I hadn’t heard Janelle Monáe’s music until The Electric Lady came out but I have quickly become a fan. David Bowie has been a staple on Detroit radio for as long as I can remember and I am a fan of his stuff leading up to (and including) the first Tin Machine album, but I will admit to losing track of his career after that. I really dig Janelle covering Bowie.

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