Prince Talks Livestream, Janelle Monáe & 'Superconductor Reloaded'
Prince discussed his love of Livestream, his support of singer Janelle Monáe and “Superconductor Reloaded” during a recent interview with DrFunkenberry at Paisley Park. Prince has reportedly been utilizing the streaming video service to beam rehearsals, unreleased tracks, fan interviews and performances at Paisley Park into the universe; one of the more enjoyable aspects of the service for Prince seems to be his ability to toy with his fan base as the performances clash with the schedules and timezones of his most devoted followers across the world. Adding to the exclusivity is the fact that the broadcasts are not archived. Prince also talks about having to go above a few heads at BET to ensure that Janelle Monáe was added to the lineup at the 2013 BET Awards – a program that did not initially include the singer, even in spite of a new single and her penchant for premiering her work on the network. Prince goes on to discuss Andy Allo‘s Superconductor and his plans to boost the project’s profile with a “…Reloaded” release. Take a look at some of his exclusive commentary from the conversation below:
On several of the 3rd Eye broadcasts, Janelle Monae’s “Q.U.E.E.N.” remixed by Joshua Welton has been played. Prince is obviously a big fan of Janelle and we talked about her performance on the B.E.T. Awards.
Prince: The B.E.T. Awards. They were not going to have Janelle on the show.
Prince: Exactly. That was my response. So I called up B.E.T. for her to get her on the show. Janelle is a talent and they were not going to have her on?
DocFB: I’m really surprised.
Prince: Janelle was on and she and Erykah knocked it out!
Prince: Andy Allo put out “Superconductor” on her own. She hustled. From doing a show on the g4 network to everything she does. “Superconductor” is great. We might have to contact Kobalt music, add a few songs that I duet on and release it as “Superconductor Reloaded”…..
A smile comes across his face while talking about “Superconductor Reloaded” and he has a right to smile. The album is phenomenal and the addition of tracks such as “What It Feels Like” (tentative title) which was played on the Livestream went over well with fans and can only help.-DocFB
Check the link below to get a taste of the full interview. Purchase Andy Allo’s Superconductor LP via iTunes.