Prince, the man for whom the word “enigmatic” was coined, has reunited with his old label Warner Bros., with which he had some of his greatest successes from 1978-1996. His split from Warners was publicly acrimonious, with Prince characterizing himself as a slave to the corporation.
Eighteen years has seemingly healed those wounds, and Prince is now working on a new album for the label, while also planning a re-release of his classic Purple Rain in time for the album’s 30th anniversary. Okay, maybe it’s not just the time that’s passed – as Billboard reports, Prince almost certainly negotiated a favorable new deal for himself in regards to his Warner’s catalog, which he reportedly has regained ownership under provisions of the Copyright Revision Act of 1976.
In any case, great news for fans.
Yeah, we gather that Prince, his purple majesty, likes to crash out in front of the TV on Tuesday nights and watch Zooey Deschanel on New Girl. There is officially nothing left for us to be surprised about.
Unless he were to appear on the sitcom, having pitched his own idea to the producers that they do an episode involving his famous, real-life pajama parties. Which is what is happening.
This is highly irregular.
The episode will air after the Super Bowl on February 2nd.
It’s Prince! It’s a new song! We shouldn’t have to pitch you on this!
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Last week we brought you a quick preview of Prince’s new single, “Breakfast Can Wait.” The clip featured shots of a well-choreographed dance routine, but absolutely no images of the man himself. The full video has now been released, and even without appearing in the clip Prince makes it known he’s back to reclaim the throne as pop’s sexiest male vocalist.
Opening on a young couple clearly doing their best to start the day, the new video from Prince plays coy with the subject at the center of “Breakfast Can Wait.” As the man tries to make his way out the door, his lover pulls him close for a little morning intimacy, and viewers are suddenly taken to a world where all emotion is expressed through dance. Okay, it’s really just a dance studio filled with a team being lead by the aforementioned female star of the clip, but the intent of the transition remains the same. Her wholesome demeanor has been replaced with leather and attitude, which is a look matched by seemingly everyone else on set. The track plays on, pumping as much sensuality through the speakers as one imagines is possible, and the dance routine becomes increasingly complex along the way. You can view the video at the end of this post.
It does not take long to understand the underlying message of “Breakfast Can Wait,” but that does not dampen the overall impact of the song or video. The only part the really confuses the viewer is the female Prince impersonator, which fans on Reddit will have surely dissect for deeper meaning in the days ahead.
Prince has yet to announce plans for a new album or tour, but the release of “Breakfast Can Wait” lead us to believe he has something on the horizon. Follow OurStage on Twitter to ensure you never miss another headline, then comment below and let us know your thoughts on the video. (more…)
The Super Bowl Halftime Show has become an overblown spectacle of such proportions and delusionary grasping at the straws of musical-artistic relevancy that it quite simply may never be good again. Yet there have been some standout performances – mostly those that concentrate on actual performing. There were some very dark years here and there that were not focused on the artists and their music as much as the pageantry (I’m looking at you Disney), so I didn’t even count those. There were also a lot of ‘meh’ moments that are not really worth getting into.
2000: PHIL COLLINS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, TONI BRAXTON
I don’t remember this and I’m not going to watch it, but it’s awful. It’s literally the worst thing I’ve never seen.
No need for a Little Red Corvette that travels through time in order to appreciate this bit of news! Prince, the one and only artist to ever referred to publicly as “the artist formerly known as” before returning to his original stage name, has returned to the rock world with the release of his new single, “Screwdriver.” The song is the first new material to be released from the “Purple Rain” hitmaker since 2010’s 20Ten, and it blasts through the speakers with the as much energy as any of the aging star’s earlier work. You can stream the single below.
Prince has yet to announce any plans for an album or tour, but it seems very likely such plans could be revealed in his upcoming Billboard cover story. We’ll keep an eye out for updates and let you know as soon as something changes. Until then, comment below and let us know what you think of Prince’s latest.
Supported by a massive backing band, Prince took to the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to play his funky new single “Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Affair.” Honky“tonk piano, swelling horn lines and bluesy guitar lines sizzle throughout the bluesy rock tune. With Prince’s noted aversion to YouTube, who knows how long this clip might stay online, so check it out while it lasts.
Prince isn’t the only funk rocker to perform on the Kimmel stage recently, though. OurStage’s own Eclectic Approach took the show by storm with their fiery performance on October 1st. The band was the first featured OurStage act to play on Kimmel after being selected from the OurStage Panel Competition. Check out some backstage footage of the band before their Kimmel performance and keep your eyes peeled for more performances from OurStage acts coming up on the show!
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