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Reply #60 posted 08/25/14 7:46am

dandan

Wow this has got me grooving to the max. This is on constant repeat until late tonight. Love the groovy-pop vibe.

I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #61 posted 08/25/14 7:49am

RodeoSchro

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May as well start a thread for the new song, I like the song alot, but i dont think it will be a major hit unless warners uses some serious promotion for it. I like the music behind the song more than the lyrics. I think it sounds like breakfast can wait. I would give it a 7 out of 10



I love the song.

There is no such thing as a "hit song" any more, so don't worry about that.

What matters is that he released a song; you got it; and you like it.

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Reply #62 posted 08/25/14 7:51am

murph

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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.

A Prince apologist on a Prince site...Imagine that?...lol

But really, this is far from "pop"...Pop is "Raspberry Beret"...This is "R&B" Prince...

I got some Q-Tips for u, homie...

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Reply #63 posted 08/25/14 7:52am

RodeoSchro

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.

[Edited 8/25/14 4:23am]



Really? falloff

In this day and age, that's a pretty controversial line. A very decent percentage of Prince's audience have tattoos, and many of them have PRINCE tattoos.

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Reply #64 posted 08/25/14 7:55am

thedance

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dandan said:

Wow this has got me grooving to the max. This is on constant repeat until late tonight. Love the groovy-pop vibe.

Great to read your enthusiasm,

and I feel the same with this song.. I am really enjoying it. On repeat... of course.. biggrin .... headbang


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[Edited 8/25/14 8:12am]

Prince 4Ever. heart
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Reply #65 posted 08/25/14 7:56am

BobGeorge909

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Can somebody PLEASE explain the science behind a British accent ALWAYS sounding so HOT.
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Reply #66 posted 08/25/14 7:57am

tatocorcu

RodeoSchro said:



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.



[Edited 8/25/14 4:23am]





Really? falloff

In this day and age, that's a pretty controversial line. A very decent percentage of Prince's audience have tattoos, and many of them have PRINCE tattoos.


My favourite line in a song ever! Finally someone understands my struggle as a tattoo hater in this ink living world!
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Reply #67 posted 08/25/14 7:59am

Lockwood88

music yes

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Reply #68 posted 08/25/14 8:07am

2020

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Not having an ugly tattoo and being proud of it is controversial??? Pleeeease!

Preach on P!!!
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 #69 posted 08/25/14 8:10am

tobydavies

It gets no more than a 5/10 from me.

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Reply #70 posted 08/25/14 8:11am

Milty

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I really like the music, it's quite straight forward 80s r+b funk.

I don't really understand the lyric however.

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Reply #71 posted 08/25/14 8:12am

BobGeorge909

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tatocorcu said:

RodeoSchro said:



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.



[Edited 8/25/14 4:23am]





Really? falloff

In this day and age, that's a pretty controversial line. A very decent percentage of Prince's audience have tattoos, and many of them have PRINCE tattoos.


My favourite line in a song ever! Finally someone understands my struggle as a tattoo hater in this ink living world!


I dont have any tattoos. I'm not particularly PROUD of it. Indifferent to that fact mostly, in regards to my own skin. Not against tattoos in general at all...I love a lot of peoples tattoo work. I just haven't found something I'm certain I would want on my body my whole life. My kids names for sure once I have some. Otherwise?...I suppose i wear my indecisiveness on my sleeves?
[Edited 8/25/14 8:15am]
[Edited 8/25/14 8:16am]
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Reply #72 posted 08/25/14 8:16am

MIRvmn

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Great song, I love it cool
We are living in Orwell's 1984
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Reply #73 posted 08/25/14 8:16am

dandan

Coming from The Breakdown this is mixed really nicely. Not overly compressed at all. It's organic and punchy in just the right way. Lots of subtlety in there too for repeated listens. Love the sustained guitar in the second chorus.

As always, he's just a master at self harmonizing and layering his vocals. Can't even pick out half of the harmonies in there.

I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #74 posted 08/25/14 8:21am

paulludvig

I don't like how he stacks (is that the right word?) the vocals. I know it has been part of his signature sound since the 90's, but I still don't like it.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #75 posted 08/25/14 8:29am

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Nice, breezy R & B. I love the sound of the drums/Linn. The bass is as funky as you want it to be. I like the lyrics. They're seductive, yet also provide some interesting social commentary, which I think many people relate to: The self-obsessed age, where every experience is documented and exhibited.


I like how an acoustic guitar makes an appearance towards the end in the background as Lianne starts talking, then doubled with the bass stabs, and finally playing a rhythm guitar line in the outro.


Lianne's part is very cool, and a bit of a curve ball. I love when she says, "Hot," after the guitar solo.


I like the way he ends the song, too. Very Prince.


I see the comparisons to Breakfast Can Wait. The choruses sound very similar. I like this one better, though.


It's not a "hit," no matter how much promo it gets, but it doesn't need to be. I'm curious to hear the rest.


PS - I wanted to wake up this morning and find that the cover was just a bad dream. But alas, it's real. Damn.

"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #76 posted 08/25/14 8:32am

novabrkr

paulludvig said:

I don't like how he stacks (is that the right word?) the vocals. I know it has been part of his signature sound since the 90's, but I still don't like it.


"Stacks" is fine.

Yeah, that's what I hope he would have avoided doing with this song. Or maybe just used a little bit "dirtier" tone of voice for the chorus. This way the end result is a bit tame for Prince, although that's fine for the 55+ year old version of him.

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Reply #77 posted 08/25/14 8:32am

Identity

There's no mistaking this for anything other than a track where the lyrics are as rich as the music. I'm very pleased with it overall.




[Edited 8/25/14 8:35am]

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Reply #78 posted 08/25/14 9:13am

pernil

As much as I'd really like to appreciate the song, I find it quite mediocre... The lyrics have some merit, the groove is alright (and I do like the Linn sound), but there isn't much of a melody. Sorry, not that exciting. P

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Reply #79 posted 08/25/14 9:26am

Kara

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music Funk-tinged R&B done right, IMO. I'm very pleasantly surprised, because I've been all about rock Prince for years.

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Reply #80 posted 08/25/14 9:28am

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It's not one of Prince's best songs but overall it's one of the better songs - I've heard in this "new" Prince era 2010-2014. The lyrics are far better than some of the material he's been releasing as of lately and it's one of those songs that grows on you, each time you listen to it. Good song tho, although not a hit - but who cares about that.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power,the world will know peace -Jimi Hendrix
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Reply #81 posted 08/25/14 9:35am

dandan

I love the 'It's in the power to love you' part which leads in to the nice solo.

I got two sides... and they're both friends.
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Reply #82 posted 08/25/14 9:56am

lezama

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Ok I've listened to it about 5 times now with good headphones. I strongly disagree with whoever it was to wrote that any old body could write or produce this. The bass/rhythm guitar parts and then the later acoustic add in, and the transitions and breakdowns are things only experienced musicians could make sound so simple. He makes the song sound simple, but its actually got a lot going on in it (which is the same that I found with the Rita Ora track he did). And I agree with Murph's statement that the lyrics are a big improvement over some of the stuff he's released in the last 5 years. I'm not really an R&B listener but I'd give this a 7/10 stars.

Change it one more time..
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Reply #83 posted 08/25/14 10:04am

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Really great track... will be enjoying this one for quite some time. Can't wait to hear the rest of the tracks.

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Reply #84 posted 08/25/14 10:06am

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pernil said:

As much as I'd really like to appreciate the song, I find it quite mediocre... The lyrics have some merit, the groove is alright (and I do like the Linn sound), but there isn't much of a melody. Sorry, not that exciting. P




[Edited 8/25/14 10:07am]
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Reply #85 posted 08/25/14 10:09am

thisisreece

Undecided, maybe the song will grow on me. There are certainly parts of the song that I like and that's some nice sounding guitar at the end. Either way, I'm excited for all the new material! (especially Plectrumelectrum).

Hundalasiliah!
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Reply #86 posted 08/25/14 10:42am

ludwig

tatocorcu said:

RodeoSchro said:



Really? falloff

In this day and age, that's a pretty controversial line. A very decent percentage of Prince's audience have tattoos, and many of them have PRINCE tattoos.

My favourite line in a song ever! Finally someone understands my struggle as a tattoo hater in this ink living world!

Yep! I can't stand tattoos.

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Reply #87 posted 08/25/14 10:55am

laurarichardso
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Aerogram said:

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.

People have not been buying his music because he is an independent artist and over 50. Since this is on major it will get some promotion but he is operating in youth driven industry. It is not easy to deal with age factor
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Reply #88 posted 08/25/14 11:01am

funkyhead

wow, just listened to this whilst on holiday.. what an awful track. its not even a song, its at best filler..no hook...no melody..utter garbage. seems like i am alone on this one!!.
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Reply #89 posted 08/25/14 11:41am

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funkyhead said:

wow, just listened to this whilst on holiday.. what an awful track. its not even a song, its at best filler..no hook...no melody..utter garbage. seems like i am alone on this one!!.

[Edited 8/25/14 11:42am]

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