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Thread started 04/18/14 8:51pm

FunkyD

*** New Prince single, THE BREAKDOWN, out now***

iTunes

Google Play

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Xbox Music

Spotify

Amazon Germany

THE BREAKDOWN - Single, Prince

crazy day for Prince fans

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[Moderator edit - Post has been updated with Amazon and Google Play links, as well as updated artwork. Mods, feel free to add reviews of the song below this edit. Thanks. Militant.]

Reviews:

Irish Times

The Guardian

Stereogum
Rolling Stone

SPIN

Examiner

Idolator

NME

The Gizzle Review

Soul Tracks


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[Moderator edit - Lyrix - thanx 2 orgers lifelnnz and SchlomoThaHomo for transcribing - Militant]

Listen 2 me closely as the story unfolds
This could be the saddest story ever been told
eye used 2 want the house with the biggest pool
Reminiscing now, eye just feel like a fool


U keep breaking me down, down, down
U keep breaking me down, down, down
Keep breaking me down, down, down
U keep breaking me down, down, down


eye used 2 throw the party every New Year's Eve
1st 1 intoxicated, last 1 2 leave
Waking up in places that U would never believe
Give me back the time, U can keep the memories


U keep breaking me down, down, down
U keep breaking me down, down, down
U keep breaking me down, down, down
U keep breaking me down, down, down


Every book eye read said that eye would meet somebody like U
Whenever eye was sorry, so sorry 4 the things eye used 2 do
A journal full of numbers that eye used 2 go thru ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
All behind me now all because of U!


U keep breaking me down, down, down
(U keep breaking me, U keep breaking me down!)
U keep breaking me down, down, down
(eye don't wanna, wanna, wanna go ... no, no, no, no, no!)
U keep breaking me down, down, down
(Don't wanna go down, down, down, down, down)


(Down, down, down) (repeat)

Baby, baby
See, there's a door that U can walk through where there used 2 be a wall
eye don't care, it's cool as long as U catch me, baby
Catch me when eye fall (If there's ever a fall)


Closer 2 the breakdown
Closer we get 2
Closer we get 2
Closer we get 2
Closer we get 2 the breakdown

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Reply #1 posted 04/18/14 8:53pm

ARock

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Damn u beat me to it!
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Reply #2 posted 04/18/14 8:54pm

FunkyD

ARock said:

Damn u beat me to it!

it's finally out! yaaas

[Edited 4/18/14 22:23pm]

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Reply #3 posted 04/18/14 8:54pm

EddieC

I'm getting web page not available--

so--what's the label? Is it Warner?

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Reply #4 posted 04/18/14 8:55pm

fbueller

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didn't see that coming.
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Reply #5 posted 04/18/14 8:57pm

FunkyD

EddieC said:

I'm getting web page not available--

so--what's the label? Is it Warner?

NPG Records under exclusive license to Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

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Reply #6 posted 04/18/14 9:02pm

ARock

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I gotta let it marinate b4 I give my opinion of the studio version.
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Reply #7 posted 04/18/14 9:04pm

ThirdStrike

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It's Warner Bros...
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Reply #8 posted 04/18/14 9:09pm

WetDream

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It ain't on UK stores yet, so i'm eager to read opinions from certain folk....although i am taking into account it has been a mad day in Prince world, so emotions will be high, so there will be a lot of "best song ever" and "biggest let down ever".

[Edited 4/18/14 21:09pm]

This Post is produced, arranged, composed and performed by WetDream
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Reply #9 posted 04/18/14 9:12pm

ThirdStrike

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WetDream said:

It ain't on UK stores yet, so i'm eager to read opinions from certain folk....although i am taking into account it has been a mad day in Prince world, so emotions will be high, so there will be a lot of "best song ever" and "biggest let down ever".

[Edited 4/18/14 21:09pm]



Yeah, you may have to wait...because as you said...DAYUM!!! Probably his best work ever!! ;)

Seriously though, what an awesome day!! This just tops it off beautifully! Love it!
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Reply #10 posted 04/18/14 9:16pm

BlackandRising

This was definitely a nice surprise. I have to let this marinate somewhat as well, but on first listen, it's very nice, definitely "Prince". The only complaint I have, and has nothing to do with the song, but the sound quality if the songs from iTunes; is it getting worse? The first part of the song sounds fine, but once it starts to fill out with bass, and at about 3:25 the distortion gets very evident. I bought a new turntable and started listening to vinyl again though, maybe that's why it sounds so shitty quality-wise.

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Reply #11 posted 04/18/14 9:18pm

Gohi

Holy crap!

It's the version he played at the Dakota ages ago!

I thought we'd never get that.

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Reply #12 posted 04/18/14 9:22pm

ThirdStrike

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...now, if we could only get "Funk n Roll"...
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Reply #13 posted 04/18/14 9:26pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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I really like the part he sings in his lower register. "Every book I read said that I would meet somebody like U. Whenever I was sorry, so sorry for the things I used 2 do."

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #14 posted 04/18/14 9:30pm

EddieC

Come on, Amazon!!!

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Reply #15 posted 04/18/14 9:32pm

EddieC

In bizarre first press news--I see that the Brooklyn Vegan site has announced the release.

How very odd.

Maybe I should go there for my music news.

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Reply #16 posted 04/18/14 9:33pm

ufoclub

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BlackandRising said:

This was definitely a nice surprise. I have to let this marinate somewhat as well, but on first listen, it's very nice, definitely "Prince". The only complaint I have, and has nothing to do with the song, but the sound quality if the songs from iTunes; is it getting worse? The first part of the song sounds fine, but once it starts to fill out with bass, and at about 3:25 the distortion gets very evident. I bought a new turntable and started listening to vinyl again though, maybe that's why it sounds so shitty quality-wise.

I think that Itunes doesn't create the mp3 files. They just distribute.

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Reply #17 posted 04/18/14 9:36pm

Hanklin

Not available in canada??

[Edited 4/18/14 21:39pm]

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Reply #18 posted 04/18/14 9:49pm

peri1025

Who's the female voice singing on the song? Doesn't like any of the 3rdyegirl girls. Love that he finally released the breakdown! Such a great day in Prince-land! biggrin
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Reply #19 posted 04/18/14 9:49pm

SteveWask

Thank you prince~!

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Reply #20 posted 04/18/14 9:49pm

funkycomic

I absolutely love this song!!!!!!! It sounds like real Prince music.

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Reply #21 posted 04/18/14 9:54pm

bluefish

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BlackandRising said:

This was definitely a nice surprise. I have to let this marinate somewhat as well, but on first listen, it's very nice, definitely "Prince". The only complaint I have, and has nothing to do with the song, but the sound quality if the songs from iTunes; is it getting worse? The first part of the song sounds fine, but once it starts to fill out with bass, and at about 3:25 the distortion gets very evident. I bought a new turntable and started listening to vinyl again though, maybe that's why it sounds so shitty quality-wise.

Your ears aren't deceiving you -- it sounds very distorted and brickwalled. sad I hope he puts it on his site in better quality soon.

Sound quality aside, I think the song is amazing! I could do without the Star Wars laser sound effects, but otherwise it's perfect.

ā€ˇhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmsrcg1qD_wVuS4qnopmQg
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Reply #22 posted 04/18/14 9:56pm

nursev

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Come on, Amazon!!!



that's what im saying lol
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Reply #23 posted 04/18/14 9:56pm

EddieC

bluefish said:

BlackandRising said:

This was definitely a nice surprise. I have to let this marinate somewhat as well, but on first listen, it's very nice, definitely "Prince". The only complaint I have, and has nothing to do with the song, but the sound quality if the songs from iTunes; is it getting worse? The first part of the song sounds fine, but once it starts to fill out with bass, and at about 3:25 the distortion gets very evident. I bought a new turntable and started listening to vinyl again though, maybe that's why it sounds so shitty quality-wise.

Your ears aren't deceiving you -- it sounds very distorted and brickwalled. sad I hope he puts it on his site in better quality soon.

Sound quality aside, I think the song is amazing! I could do without the Star Wars laser sound effects, but otherwise it's perfect.

Huh? I'm really trying to wait until it shows up somewhere else, but if you guys keep making references like this I'm gonna have to get it from iTunes.

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Reply #24 posted 04/18/14 10:03pm

asideorderofha
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bluefish said:

BlackandRising said:

This was definitely a nice surprise. I have to let this marinate somewhat as well, but on first listen, it's very nice, definitely "Prince". The only complaint I have, and has nothing to do with the song, but the sound quality if the songs from iTunes; is it getting worse? The first part of the song sounds fine, but once it starts to fill out with bass, and at about 3:25 the distortion gets very evident. I bought a new turntable and started listening to vinyl again though, maybe that's why it sounds so shitty quality-wise.

Your ears aren't deceiving you -- it sounds very distorted and brickwalled. sad I hope he puts it on his site in better quality soon.

Sound quality aside, I think the song is amazing! I could do without the Star Wars laser sound effects, but otherwise it's perfect.

I hope this isn't an indication of how he wants the remasters to sound. His releases have been heading this way for a while.

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Reply #25 posted 04/18/14 10:07pm

nursev

love the song...if he puts it on Amazon im sold.
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Reply #26 posted 04/18/14 10:11pm

trax

ehh..... I like Pretzelbodylogic better as a single. I am glad you guys finally got your single. I guess it has been overhyped to me as I thought that was extremely boring unfortunately. I am in the minority though as I really like the 3rd eye girl singles and its starting to look like maybe that project is getting aborted? 2 singles now solo Prince and both are zzzzzzzzzz.

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Reply #27 posted 04/18/14 10:24pm

funkycomic

bluefish said:

BlackandRising said:

This was definitely a nice surprise. I have to let this marinate somewhat as well, but on first listen, it's very nice, definitely "Prince". The only complaint I have, and has nothing to do with the song, but the sound quality if the songs from iTunes; is it getting worse? The first part of the song sounds fine, but once it starts to fill out with bass, and at about 3:25 the distortion gets very evident. I bought a new turntable and started listening to vinyl again though, maybe that's why it sounds so shitty quality-wise.

Your ears aren't deceiving you -- it sounds very distorted and brickwalled. sad I hope he puts it on his site in better quality soon.

Sound quality aside, I think the song is amazing! I could do without the Star Wars laser sound effects, but otherwise it's perfect.

My copy has perfect sound. I am not having the problem you are experiencing.

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Reply #28 posted 04/18/14 10:25pm

UltraLash

Great song. So much better than the 3rdEyeGirl garage rock. My downloaded version has distortion, too. But I'm lovin the lasers

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Reply #29 posted 04/18/14 10:35pm

NoVideo

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i love it. it's the best of the stuff he's put out in the last year.

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