I've never had a shortage of love for Prince. The man has written some truly stunning songs and provided the soundtrack to the wilder house parties I've attended. But admittedly, I had stopped paying much attention to Prince — until this year's Super Bowl halftime show, when the purple one reminded me how much he rocks.
He has a new album out July 24 called Planet Earth, and if you're anything like me, you haven't really considered the possibility of getting excited about a new Prince album. This new track, titled "The One U Wanna C," should change your mind. The song, which you can download here, is both refreshingly familiar — oh, those honeyed vocals — and totally unexpected, with rockabilly-style guitars, a jaunty vocal melody, funky overtones, and even a touch of twang.
Also, is he really singing "If you wanna get creamy"? I think he is. Welcome back, Prince.