PRINCE „Born 2 Die“

Neues aus Amerika. Genauer gesagt aus Minnesota. Und „neu“ nur deshalb, weil bis dato noch ungehört und gut verwahrt in den sicher gut klimatisierten Katakomben des Paisley Park in Chanhassan. „Welcome 2 America“ ist das Album, dass einige prinzlichen Sound-Statements aus dem Jahr 2010 zusammenfasst. Die Platte dann ab dem 30.07., jetzt aber schon das feine „Born 2 Die“. Herr Nelson als Song-Schmied, inklusive eines umfassenenden Arrangements, dass Soul und Jazz Einflüsse in einer Weise zusammenfasst, die nur der Purpurne beherrschen konnte. Die ganze Geschichte zur Entstehung gibt’s hier:
“Born 2 Die” is the second single made available from Prince’s upcoming unreleased studio album Welcome 2 America and is available now. The song was recorded during a flurry of studio activity in the spring of 2010, when President Obama was just a year into his first term and Prince was reflecting deeply on the issues affecting the Black community and the role he hoped to play. As happened countless times throughout his career, Prince ended up shelving the song and the rest of Welcome 2 America in his legendary vault, and the full album will be released from the vault for the first time on July 30. The slow-burning song was first recorded by Prince, the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, and the drummer Chris Coleman, and then accentuated by the vocal harmonies of Shelby J., Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo, and topped off by a melody sung by Prince himself. He then tapped his longtime music director Morris Hayes to add final production to the track—and shared some of the inspiration behind its sound. „We got to ‚Born 2 Die,‘ and Prince said, ‚I’ll tell you how that came about,‘ Morris remembers. „He had been watching videos of his friend Dr. Cornel West on YouTube, and during one speech Dr. West said, ‚I love my brother Prince, but he’s no Curtis Mayfield.‘ So Prince said, „Oh really? We will see.“

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