While posting on twitter for our latest premiere, I saw the internet bursting over this sad news. It was literally two weeks ago at brunch after our Goldroom show at Mezzanine, Erin and I were talking about the phenomenon that is Prince, and the impact he's had on the industry. Admittedly I didn't fully appreciate the entire depth his incredible catalogue, so I've been reaching deeper into his music since then. To have this terrible news happen now is both extra sad and fitting. While I could post any number of his hits, "Kiss," "Purple Rain," "Little Red Corvette," "Let's Go Crazy," "When Doves Cry," "I Wanna Be Your Lover" I could go on and on. However I thought it fitting that because we're a new music blog I should post something from his most recent, final and 39th studio album "HITnRUN Phase Two," which was released just this last December.
"Stare" is a perfect harmony of his unfathomable presence in pop, yet also indicative of his mastery of so many other genres namely Funk, Dance, R&B and Rock. "Stare" is a fun, eclectic and of course sexy record featuring an incredible slap bass line, funky guitar and horns. While "Stare" will undoubtedly be overshadowed by many of the other classic tunes from his legacy, I wanted to support a record that I love and one you most likely will not be hearing too much about in the wake of his death. R.I.P.