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Reply #30 posted 08/25/14 5:27am

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Serious question: Y'all really think this song is that good!? REAALLY? OR is it just the fact that its a new Prince song? Because I just don't hear it. I dont hear anything phenomenal, musically or lyrically. But I guess I'm hard to please....

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Reply #31 posted 08/25/14 5:29am

ludwig

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The intro is just so damn funky. Loving the song. Thank you for not releasing something formulaic.

It sounds formulaic to me. The Breakdown had more character, a trademark prince song.

[Edited 8/25/14 5:32am]

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Reply #32 posted 08/25/14 5:33am

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KlyphIsBackAgain said:

Serious question: Y'all really think this song is that good!? REAALLY? OR is it just the fact that its a new Prince song? Because I just don't hear it. I dont hear anything phenomenal, musically or lyrically. But I guess I'm hard to please....

I think people are just excited to hear something new.

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Found nothing exciting about this song.

Once again, he's just released another R&B tune, soon to be found in the Gold Sealed Collection Vol XII.

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Reply #33 posted 08/25/14 5:35am

comperic2003

KlyphIsBackAgain said:

Serious question: Y'all really think this song is that good!? REAALLY? OR is it just the fact that its a new Prince song? Because I just don't hear it. I dont hear anything phenomenal, musically or lyrically. But I guess I'm hard to please....

I am equally surprised by the praise being given. This song is lame. The lyrics are contrived and saccharine, the beat totally unremarkable.

[Edited 8/25/14 5:36am]

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Reply #34 posted 08/25/14 5:36am

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You guys are buggin! This song is pretty dope.

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Reply #35 posted 08/25/14 5:36am

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It has a strut a la sticky like glue, but stronger and a bit more fleshed out. No out of place rap either that prompts u to push the 'next' button on an otherwise great song. Not as organic sounding as 'about that walk', another great 'strut' song...but its not the mid-90's anymore either...sooo...


The fool can make that pause in a strut hang intollerably long...give u enuff time to go get yo' cane if u ain't already got one.
[Edited 8/25/14 5:38am]
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Reply #36 posted 08/25/14 5:52am

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i love it, i love it. totally funked up. was (pleasantly) surprised by the female voice toward the end. kinda, in a weird way, reminded me of the female voice in "automatic." the way it breaks up the groove, but still stays in the groove.

loving it, and I can't wait for the album.

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Reply #37 posted 08/25/14 6:17am

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Ahhhh....I see the "fuck R&B" brigade is alive and strong on the Org again...As a Prince fan THIS fascinates me...Apparently Prince's career started with Purple Rain....lol

All jokes aside, from the snippet "Clouds" is def. some funky shit...It sounds clean yet very sparse and a lot more focused than his previous return to the Linn drum....And the lyrics are a vast improvement from some of the more recent songs that have carried his "vintage" sound ...

Oh yeah....Prince is BLACK....Hopefully people understand that the man's base has always been R&B...This was his "sound" before all the PR fans jumped on board and when he went a bit avant garde with Parade...I dig all his musical chambers during his prime years...I like funky Prince and weird Prince...

But on the real. Some of you folks on the Org need to slow down with the "it's only R&B" bullshit...

It def. moves my "rockist" needle....That sideeye.....

[Edited 8/25/14 6:18am]

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Reply #38 posted 08/25/14 6:18am

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The greatest live performer of our times was is and always will be Prince.

Remember there is only one destination and that place is U
All of it. Everything. Is U.
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Reply #39 posted 08/25/14 6:19am

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this song isn't bad, definitely better than a lot of the stuff he's been putting out lately. didn't really impress me THAT much, but the guitar solo toward the end is quite nice.

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Reply #40 posted 08/25/14 6:22am

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It's a good song, we'll see if it's great after a while.

Half the hardcore Prince fans are waiting for a song Prince will never record, because in order for it to be great, we'd have to wake up in 1984 and all their cool friends would like it.

That's it, really! It's not currently cool to be into Prince.

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Reply #41 posted 08/25/14 6:22am

ludwig

murph said:

Ahhhh....I see the "fuck R&B" brigade is alive and strong on the Org again...As a Prince fan THIS fascinates me...Apparently Prince's career started with Purple Rain....lol

Bullshit! I like a lot of prince's r'n'b stuff, but I don't think that Clouds is as good as alot of his older material. It's not bad either, but far from being great.

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Reply #42 posted 08/25/14 6:23am

ludwig

Aerogram said:

It's a good song, we'll see if it's great after a while.

Half the hardcore Prince fans are waiting for a song Prince will never record, because in order for it to be great, we'd have to wake up in 1984 and all their cool friends would like it.

That's it, really! It's not currently cool to be into Prince.

The original version of 2y2d that prince played over te PA in 2013 sounded fantastic. I'm really disappointed that it's not on the album.

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Reply #43 posted 08/25/14 6:28am

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ludwig said:

Aerogram said:

It's a good song, we'll see if it's great after a while.

Half the hardcore Prince fans are waiting for a song Prince will never record, because in order for it to be great, we'd have to wake up in 1984 and all their cool friends would like it.

That's it, really! It's not currently cool to be into Prince.

The original version of 2y2d that prince played over te PA in 2013 sounded fantastic. I'm really disappointed that it's not on the album.

Prince is always writing songs, maybe it did not fit the rest of the album. But I bet if it was on the album, someone would find fault. Something about the drums or the vocals. Prince fans are just incorrigible nitpickers.

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Reply #44 posted 08/25/14 6:33am

murph

ludwig said:

murph said:

Ahhhh....I see the "fuck R&B" brigade is alive and strong on the Org again...As a Prince fan THIS fascinates me...Apparently Prince's career started with Purple Rain....lol

Bullshit! I like a lot of prince's r'n'b stuff, but I don't think that Clouds is as good as alot of his older material. It's not bad either, but far from being great.

Nah...I'm calling bullshit...There's a lot of rockist bullshit going on...lol

Prince can't win...He does his own sound and some of y'all will bitch...He pulls out the guitar y'all bitch...lol

"Clouds" is pure Prince...Nothing groundbreaking at all...But a damn good song...And more importantly it seems very focused....Dude is lasering in on this one from the pocket...

I know this dude has been a dick over the years...I get it...But it seems like some of his fans have picked up some dickish, unreasonable tendencies...Not saying YOU fit that bill...We all like what we like...But I can read between the lines with some of the small smattering of comments about Prince doing R&B...

Anyway, party on homie...Hope he gives you your fix in the future...Yep yep...

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Reply #45 posted 08/25/14 6:34am

tatocorcu

Is this the new 'single' (if there is such a thing as singles in prince's World anymore)? I like it but it's not particularly catchy. I know some acts make a song available when you preorder the new album as well as the official single.
Also, is it lianne La Havas speaking in the song? The singing bit sounds like her, but I'm curious about the 'Mr Nelson' bit.
Finally, with this song, The Breakdown, This is what it feels like and Breakfast Can Wait we have half an album which I'll like, but I hope there will be some more uptempo songs as well!
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Reply #46 posted 08/25/14 6:41am

murph

Aerogram said:

It's a good song, we'll see if it's great after a while.

Half the hardcore Prince fans are waiting for a song Prince will never record, because in order for it to be great, we'd have to wake up in 1984 and all their cool friends would like it.

That's it, really! It's not currently cool to be into Prince.

Actually, the whole "it's not currently cool to be into Prince" thing resides in the bubble of the Org...In the real world Prince steps onstage and gets a standing ovation at an awards show without even performing...In the real world he sells out gigs in hours...In the real world his much younger musical peers revere the man...In the real world he still gets headlines online for posting a meme aboutLil Mo talking slick about him...In the real world he sold more tickets than Beyonce (the biggest "current" star on the planet) at the Essence Festival...

Trust, the Org will make you think everyone hates Prince....lol

Don't fall for the bitching bullshit...

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Reply #47 posted 08/25/14 6:51am

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murph said:



Aerogram said:


It's a good song, we'll see if it's great after a while.



Half the hardcore Prince fans are waiting for a song Prince will never record, because in order for it to be great, we'd have to wake up in 1984 and all their cool friends would like it.



That's it, really! It's not currently cool to be into Prince.





Actually, the whole "it's not currently cool to be into Prince" thing resides in the bubble of the Org...In the real world Prince steps onstage and gets a standing ovation at an awards show without even performing...In the real world he sells out gigs in hours...In the real world his much younger musical peers revere the man...In the real world he still gets headlines online for posting a meme aboutLil Mo talking slick about him...In the real world he sold more tickets than Beyonce (the biggest "current" star on the planet) at the Essence Festival...



Trust, the Org will make you think everyone hates Prince....lol



Don't fall for the bitching bullshit...



Prince gets respect but he's not selling lots of records, so you can't say "hey, what do you think of Prince's new album?" Until you can do that again, some people will never dare to like a new Prince song, they need the validation first.
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Reply #48 posted 08/25/14 6:55am

ilo

I've preordered the albums on cd but I can't see a DL link anywhere, either in my emails or in my account. Any ideas?

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Reply #49 posted 08/25/14 6:57am

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I really like it. I'm not blown away but I definitely like it, while not specifically original at first it's a solid funk track and starting at 2:30 it evolves into what I'd call neoclassic prince material biggrin It's funky, positive and sophisticated, all the elements that make me love prince's music r there!

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Reply #50 posted 08/25/14 7:11am

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Bambi82 said:

You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck
Every time you catch her singing in the shower you should go and get a flower no matter what the hour and just rub it on her back, rub it on her back, rub it on her back



In this brand-new age we do everything quick, fast in a hurry
All of our life's a stage
Everybody stars, reality so blurry
If you screamed out loud (loud) on top of your voice would it be higher than the crowd? No.
Tattooless and proud (yeah)
We're getting high on something that doesn't require clouds, no
We don't need no clouds, no.



You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck
Every time you catch her singing in the shower you should go and get a flower no matter what the hour and just rub it on her back right, rub it on her back, rub it on her back all over me?



I want to give you something baby but I wonder does it really even matter if it ain't on a stage? If it ain't on stage I don't think it really matters in this brand-new age.

When life's a stage in this brand-new age how do we engage?
Bullying just for fun, no wonder there are so many guns, maybe we're better off in space.

Mr. Nelson, Mr. Nelson, can you hear my voice? Sir, we know you're a little bit groggy and you're probably going to find it hard to speak but don't try to talk or process too much now. We just wanted to let you know that the medication you were given has put you in suspended animation for quite some time. Well, in fact, about 45 years, but where you are now is a place that does not require time. That being said, you are completely safe.. we're here to help you.



You should never underestimate the power of a kiss on the neck when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck, when she doesn't expect a kiss on the neck
It's in the power to love you, it's in the power to love you up? It's in the power to love you.



I especially adore that part! I have him singing "It's in my power..." mushy But anyway, thanks for your time. smile

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Reply #51 posted 08/25/14 7:15am

murph

Aerogram said:

murph said:

Actually, the whole "it's not currently cool to be into Prince" thing resides in the bubble of the Org...In the real world Prince steps onstage and gets a standing ovation at an awards show without even performing...In the real world he sells out gigs in hours...In the real world his much younger musical peers revere the man...In the real world he still gets headlines online for posting a meme aboutLil Mo talking slick about him...In the real world he sold more tickets than Beyonce (the biggest "current" star on the planet) at the Essence Festival...

Trust, the Org will make you think everyone hates Prince....lol

Don't fall for the bitching bullshit...

Prince gets respect but he's not selling lots of records, so you can't say "hey, what do you think of Prince's new album?" Until you can do that again, some people will never dare to like a new Prince song, they need the validation first.

This is silly talk...lol....A lot of the vets are not selling records...This is not they're market...In fact, a lot of the younger acts are having trouble selling records....75,000 copies of an album sold the first week will get you a no. 1 album in today's climate...The business of selling music is now secondary to branding and reality shows....Keep up homie...

The way to gage the success of an act like Prince is what he does on tour and how the industry reacts to him...When he stops selling out shows or showing that he's no longer worthy of a GMA shoutout then u can start digging that ditch...

Until then, keep thinking like selling records matter in 2014...

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Reply #52 posted 08/25/14 7:24am

egansmind

ludwig said:

2funkE said:

The intro is just so damn funky. Loving the song. Thank you for not releasing something formulaic.

It sounds formulaic to me. The Breakdown had more character, a trademark prince song.

[Edited 8/25/14 5:32am]

I wasnt a fan of The Breakdown. I have rarely played it

I have played Breakfast Cant Wait and Fix U R Life Up more times

I like Clouds and the female vocals are different to the norm

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Reply #53 posted 08/25/14 7:30am

egansmind

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It's OK, well produced and all, but it could be from any other r'n'b act out there. It sounds a little generic and has no great melody. But it's nice. I was more excited about The Breakdown and can't see myself listening to Clouds that often.

I actually like the RnB sound as so many black artists have lost that soul / rnb sound these days

The female vocals are similar to Estelle's vocals on American Boy with Kanye West

I like that. Each to their own I guess

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Reply #54 posted 08/25/14 7:32am

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murph said:




Ahhhh....I see the "fuck R&B" brigade is alive and strong on the Org again...As a Prince fan THIS fascinates me...Apparently Prince's career started with Purple Rain....lol



All jokes aside, from the snippet "Clouds" is def. some funky shit...It sounds clean yet very sparse and a lot more focused than his previous return to the Linn drum....And the lyrics are a vast improvement from some of the more recent songs that have carried his "vintage" sound ...



Oh yeah....Prince is BLACK....Hopefully people understand that the man's base has always been R&B...This was his "sound" before all the PR fans jumped on board and when he went a bit avant garde with Parade...I dig all his musical chambers during his prime years...I like funky Prince and weird Prince...



But on the real. Some of you folks on the Org need to slow down with the "it's only R&B" bullshit...



It def. moves my "rockist" needle....That sideeye.....

[Edited 8/25/14 6:18am]



I see the Prince apologists are out too!

This isn't R&B, this is a pop song, pure and simple. This song is in no way representative of what he did pre-Purple Rain, at all, not even a little. Not only did Prince do A LOT of non-R&B before Purple Rain, he did various different things including rock, new-wave, disco, etc.
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Reply #55 posted 08/25/14 7:32am

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Who are the female vocals from? Sounds so familiar... but can't remember.

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Reply #56 posted 08/25/14 7:34am

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2020 said:

^ yes, it's brilliant imho.

"Clouds" is on full repeat here.

despite I still can't download the song official from the site,

wow, I.. really love......... this song..... love

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Reply #57 posted 08/25/14 7:38am

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KlyphIsBackAgain said:

Serious question: Y'all really think this song is that good!? REAALLY? OR is it just the fact that its a new Prince song? Because I just don't hear it. I dont hear anything phenomenal, musically or lyrically. But I guess I'm hard to please....

you are hard to please, yes. nod

the bass, the ryhthms, the vocals.... its really an amazing song, maybe try to put it on repeat and you will learn it better..? wink

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Reply #58 posted 08/25/14 7:38am

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The spoken part at the end sounds like Naomi Campbell
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Reply #59 posted 08/25/14 7:39am

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ufoclub said:

Who are the female vocals from? Sounds so familiar... but can't remember.

some say: Lianne LaHavas..?

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