independent and unofficial
Prince fan community
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > "Free Yourself" (single) now on TIDAL!
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Page 11 of 14 « First<567891011121314>

This is a "featured" topic! — From here you can jump to the « previous or next » featured topic.

  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Reply #300 posted 09/29/15 2:38pm

ThirdStrike

avatar

KingSausage said:

RJOrion said:
There's even 5 or 6 songs on hitnrun better Than Free Urself...I'm surprised it's getting so much love
Opinions. I think this song smokes the fuck outta everything on HitnRun.

Like I've said before, I think "HnR" is first rate. Not going to say anything bad about it, as I'm enjoying the set the more I listen to it. That being said, I'd have to agree. "Free Urself" is like Kobe Bryant during his prime. Greatness which can't honestly be denied. "HnR" to me is like later years Kobe. Sure, still one of the best players in the league. But not close to the level he was in his prime years. It's that damn good. Crazy good actually...

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #301 posted 09/29/15 2:43pm

Genesia

avatar

Me likes. It has the same sort of light, trippy vibe as the alt version of Guitar - and some of the tracks I actually like on Planet Earth.

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #302 posted 09/29/15 2:52pm

purplethunder3
121

avatar

Aerogram said:

BartVanHemelen said:

Dunno what's funnier:

- mister "I-don't-live-in-the-past" desperately trying to imitate his 1980s sound,

- or all the fans who accuse me of wanting Prince to repeat his 1980s sound (which I don't) falling over themselves to praise this not particularly remarkable track.

Your opinion is like death and taxes, inevitable. But on the positive side, you managed not to say "You lot" or "fams".

I'm touched.

[Edited 9/29/15 14:31pm]

"Not particlarly remarkable track" is high praise in Bartese lingo. lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #303 posted 09/29/15 3:01pm

Astasheiks

avatar

ThirdStrike said:

xpertluva said:

This is a good song, but I imagine a lot of the positivity stems from many people's discontent with HitnRun phase 1.

By the way, is there definitelty supposed to be a HitnRun phase 2? I was just thinking about the song, The Work part 1, which to my knowledge, doesn't have a second part.

Respectfully (of course) disagree. I love "HnR"...love all but (1) of the tracks on it. And I think "Free Urself" is the very reason I'm a Prince fan. It's is down right addicting. I can't get anough of it. Maybe it's being recognized as GREAT simply because it is, and not because of some comparative subconscious reason?

Same ThirdStrike, I love "Hnr" also.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #304 posted 09/29/15 3:05pm

Astasheiks

avatar

Thread started 09/28/15 11:06am and 11 pages already, Says Enough. And I haven't even heard the song yet. biggrin cool

[Edited 9/29/15 15:05pm]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #305 posted 09/29/15 3:10pm

ThePurpleMancu
nian

avatar

feeluupp said:

Who else thinks the best part of the song is at 2:27 when he says Love Urself in that low tempo... So cool.

me too. i m loving his vocals in this song !

'Love is God, God is love
Girls and boys love God above'
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #306 posted 09/29/15 3:27pm

Farfunknugin

avatar

I like it, wish it would go on longer though. It's also got that classic leave you wanting more vibe at the end..

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #307 posted 09/29/15 4:28pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

redflag said:

ComeHereLetMeCutYourHair said:

The fact that Prince released a single less than a month after HitnRun begs the question:

Is Prince going to use Tidal as if it's his dream outlet of music?

Meaning, with Warner Brothers, it is well known he would be sick and tired of promoting his 'old' music because he had already written new music by the time the album was ready to be released.

With Tidal, Prince can streamline new music just as fast as he writes it which is what he's always dreamed of doing!

It would be nice for us 'fams' if he dropped a few old gems from his Vault.

But he probably won't do that without 'touching up' the old vault songs.

In the mean time, lets hope he keeps on streamining new music just as fast as he records it.

He must have struck a deal he is happy with in Tidal.

That's what a lot of people who are anti-streaming and anti-TIDAL are missing. Prince is finally free to release his music the way he always wanted to without record company and distribution red tape. No waiting for months for his completed record to come out while his label partner tries to work him in between more commercially "relevant" releases that are a higher priority.

[Edited 9/28/15 17:10pm]

yeahthat

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #308 posted 09/29/15 4:32pm

ComeHereLetMeC
utYourHair

IstenSzek said:

redflag said:

That's what a lot of people who are anti-streaming and anti-TIDAL are missing. Prince is finally free to release his music the way he always wanted to without record company and distribution red tape. No waiting for months for his completed record to come out while his label partner tries to work him in between more commercially "relevant" releases that are a higher priority.


but prince already had that freedom a while back, in fact pretty much since 2000, didn't he?

it's probably fastest to have your own website, like he had 3rdeyetunes.com and he put up
"that girl thing" the day after he recorded it (or so they/he claimed).

i guess with tidal it would take at least a little bit to trickle through the works onto the site.
although with tidal he does reach a bigger audience i guess.

yeah 3rdeyetunes.com reaches a much narrower audience than TIDAL, plus TIDAL is for life if it sustains, and my guess is that Prince will be dropping bombs on us weekly/monthly for the next year!

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #309 posted 09/29/15 5:05pm

BobGeorge909

avatar

Nvrmnd.
[Edited 9/29/15 17:09pm]
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #310 posted 09/29/15 5:18pm

stillwaiting

ThirdStrike said:

KingSausage said:

RJOrion said: Opinions. I think this song smokes the fuck outta everything on HitnRun.

Like I've said before, I think "HnR" is first rate. Not going to say anything bad about it, as I'm enjoying the set the more I listen to it. That being said, I'd have to agree. "Free Urself" is like Kobe Bryant during his prime. Greatness which can't honestly be denied. "HnR" to me is like later years Kobe. Sure, still one of the best players in the league. But not close to the level he was in his prime years. It's that damn good. Crazy good actually...

HnR is an ok album, but sounds way way too much like he's begging the 14-25 year olds to listen, with almost no proof that even 5% of his sales are to the people he is trying to sell to. God forbid Prince tried to pander to his 35+ audience and make "real music by real musicians" instead of "computer music by real computers!"

And Kobe? In the last 8 years, he's only shot 46% twice. And he's been 43% or lower 2 of the last 3 years. He's just chucking up shot after shot and his team is losing. If he was anywhere near what he used to be, they would win more. Kind of like Prince...and I would argue Prince's output in the last 10 years is better than Kobe has played.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #311 posted 09/29/15 5:22pm

Aerogram

avatar

purplethunder3121 said:

Aerogram said:

Your opinion is like death and taxes, inevitable. But on the positive side, you managed not to say "You lot" or "fams".

I'm touched.

[Edited 9/29/15 14:31pm]

"Not particlarly remarkable track" is high praise in Bartese lingo. lol

That's correct. It's 10 times better than "Particularly unremarkable", and 20 times better than "Not particularly bad.".

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #312 posted 09/29/15 6:36pm

MarcelJ

avatar

Listened some more today. I'm in between those loving and those thinking it's just "post 2000 good".

I think it's absolutely worth of the "80's Classic B-Side" track label. Woudln't have made an 80's album, though, but would have snuck onto the radio some in his heyday for sure. Would have been played live some too.

I don't like the very end of it with the Gospel Free Urselves chants. But, I love the whispering chants before that, with all the pitch bending of the voices. Excellent section, actually. The funky guitar riffs at the end remind me of his 80's riffs for sure.

This song speaks to my youthful Prince fandom days on a very fun level.

[Edited 9/29/15 18:39pm]

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #313 posted 09/29/15 6:42pm

natechi

avatar

IstenSzek said:



joyinrepetition said:


Wow! If you can't hear the 80's vibe you're not listening. It has elements of Teacher, Teacher, Splash, Neon Telephone and the main instruments: drums, synths, and guitar are screaming 85/86 outtakes.






oh i've listened smile but honestly, if i'd heard this track totally on it's own without knowing when
it was recorded or what the org thinks about it, i'd still say:

it sounds a bit 2012, it has elements of Rock n Roll Love Affair (which i love) and i can hear a
huge nod to Superconductor (which i like a lot). it has that prince with a slight twist feel to it
that he got from being around Andy Allo.

a nice track, a breezy track. but nothing about it screams 80s prince to me. what exactly is it
that makes people think it sounds so 80s? just the use of synths or other instruments?

the only thing it really sounds like is most of his post warners output, but with a little bit more


variety toward the end, changing it up a bit more. he's been doing that the past 4 years or so,
throwing 'weird stuff, like prime era prince' changes into the songs to liven them up. but all of
the 'weird' is still thoroughly filtered through the post 1995 aesthetic.

nothing wrong with that, i like that. it just seems rather quiet and demure after the assault on
the senses that is HNR. i'm really hoping for an entire album in the vein of RNRLA/Stare/FREE.
bring on 'phase 2' *yay*

fingers crossed there's actually 3 phases and we'll get a 3EG album too, with Indifference on it drool





Yes, really digging this track!! You said it - nice and breezy track!! More please!!
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #314 posted 09/29/15 6:56pm

kenkamken

avatar

KingSausage said:

I've listened to this song about 20 times now. It gets better each time. I love it. I'm hoping Phase 2 includes this and Stare. Plus some more organic funk!

I whole heartedly agree, enjoying this song

"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #315 posted 09/29/15 7:17pm

thedoorkeeper

Can't wait to hear it! biggrin yes
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #316 posted 09/29/15 7:33pm

williamb610

I've only heard the snippet and I'm really digging the song. Damn!

I don't wanna rent music on Tidal. So, I'll guess I'll just wait until P releases it on Amazon.com!

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #317 posted 09/29/15 7:45pm

skywalker

avatar

Call me weird, but I think it is odd that many people here are digging this song, but many here cannot stand "Everybody Loves Me."

-

The songs are kissing cousins.

-

This sounds like a 20Ten song..which I like, I dig that album.

[Edited 9/29/15 19:47pm]

"New Power slide...."
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #318 posted 09/29/15 8:18pm

inspireof

avatar

Jay-Z Announces Has Reached 1 Million Subscribers Hints @ Celebration In Brooklyn

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #319 posted 09/29/15 8:21pm

BELL6983

This is what we need 2 hear from Prince. Very very good track!! 1999ish
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #320 posted 09/29/15 8:27pm

inspireof

avatar

tatocorcu said:

It reminds me too much of Baltimore and Rnr love affair, none of which I like much. It seems I'm in e minority this time, but I'm not feeling it...

U're not alone and I agree with U but I'm glad everyone else digs it!! biggrin

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #321 posted 09/29/15 9:25pm

livewire

avatar

I'm addicted to Free Urself! I keep playing it back-to-back with Stare on an endless loop. I'm totally digging the effortless, unforced funk of both cuts. My head bobs and I smile ear-to-ear every time I play them. If they indicate the sound of the next album (PLEASE!), I cannot wait to get my hands on it because it has the potential to be something really special.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #322 posted 09/29/15 9:57pm

inspireof

avatar

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #323 posted 09/29/15 10:08pm

Philly76

avatar

mediocre at best
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #324 posted 09/29/15 10:58pm

tatocorcu

It's now available on iTunes
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #325 posted 09/29/15 11:24pm

BobGeorge909

avatar

inspireof said:


35 dollars for a fuckin tshit....no thanks...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #326 posted 09/29/15 11:36pm

Rebeljuice

Seriously love this tune. At last, Prince shows he can still write a catchy, infectious melody. Had this thing on repeat last night. Addicting. If there is a new album, I hope this is the standard that it lives upto. Its just a quality, well written song. Extended version please.

  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #327 posted 09/29/15 11:47pm

ThirdStrike

avatar

tatocorcu said:

It's now available on iTunes


Don't see it listed on iTunes anywhere...
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #328 posted 09/29/15 11:55pm

tatocorcu

Search Prince free urself - I just bought it in iTunes UK for 79 pence
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Reply #329 posted 09/29/15 11:58pm

ThirdStrike

avatar

tatocorcu said:

Search Prince free urself - I just bought it in iTunes UK for 79 pence

Yup. Just found it. Thanks for the heads up.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
Page 11 of 14 « First<567891011121314>
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)

This is a "featured" topic! — From here you can jump to the « previous or next » featured topic.

« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > "Free Yourself" (single) now on TIDAL!