Friday 11 October 2013

Prince - Breakfast Can Wait

Could anyone else but Prince make breakfast sound so darn sexy?

The mark of a musical genius is one who isn't afraid of reinvention, something Prince certainly hasn't shied away from over the course of his 30+ year career.  His music has spanned genres, from funk to pop, rock to R&B.  This new track continues that trend.

Breakfast Can Wait, the first track to be taken from his forthcoming album 'Plectrum Electrum' (recorded with his band 3RDEYEGIRL), is a mid-tempo throwback to 90's R&B jams.  The beat is infectious, the minimalist production is silky smooth, and the sultry bass lines sizzle like bacon in a smoky frying pan.  Even the choreographed video, directed by 18 year old Danielle Curiel, has a retro feel.  There are also similarities with his biggest hit from the 90s - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - from the descending organ refrain to the pitch shifted voice in the final third.

The sexual tone is typical of Prince's oeuvre, but with a fresh funk-soul sound that's utterly contemporary.  Robin Thicke?  Justin Timberlake?  Pharrell?  They wish they could release a track like this.


Listen: Breakfast Can Wait is available now.