No disrespect to JT, but no one does smooth and sexy like Prince. The purple one, moving in his typical mysterious ways, has launched a website selling his new songs at $.88 each. 3rdEyeGirl.com features recently released tracks “Screwdriver,” remixes of “Screwdriver” and “Rock and Roll Love Affair,” and lastly, a NEW ONE called “Breakfast Can Wait.” That song, which can be heard below, goes deep and leans heavy on the soul. Even when Prince starts doing some odd chipmunk voices, it’s still pleasing to the ears. No word on whether this is from a forthcoming album, but only time can tell what is up Prince’s sleeves.
In other Prince news, The Roots are acting as the House Band for a concert titled The Music of Prince taking place at Carnegie Hall on March 7th. The tribute is part of an annual series of shows aimed to raise money for music education non-profits. Joining The Roots in the backing band will be Prince collaborators Eric Leeds, Wendy Melvoin, and Susannah Melvoin. The night will see Prince covers from the likes of Elvis Costello, Talib Kweli, Bilal, Booker T, and…..D’angelo! Tickets can be purchased at http://www.carnegieprince.com/ and the full performance lineup can be found below:
Blind Boys of Alabama
Citizen Cope & Alice Smith
Princess (feat. Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum)