After just announcing (this morning) that we’ll be getting a proper duet of releases late next month with 3rdEyeGirl‘s Plectrum Electrum and the solo record Art Official Age, Prince lets loose some funky new frequencies for the heads to get with. “Clouds” finds us pondering the the lengths a simple kiss can go in the Insta-age in a proper treatment, featuring the dulcet vox of UK soulstress Lianna La Havas. The tight Lynn claps, the bossed-out bass and fluttering synth lines recall the strongest suits of His Purple Majesty, all tied together with a polished boogie bow.
As it was previously reported, the offering will drop as part of Mr. Nelson’s two-fold resurgence, which has been tactfully teased over the past few years as his deal with Warner Brothers has been hashed out. But it’s a new day in our lavender-soaked kingdom and it appears we can look forward to a slew of new sights and sounds from the master of purple prolificacy. “Clouds” comes as a free single with the preorder of Art Official Age, which you can handle via iTunes today. Keep it locked for the latest from Paisley Park and listen to The Kid’s latest offering below.