Only Prince drops two totally different albums in one day.
The first, a solo record called Art Official Age, is a return to classic, ’80’s-style Prince funk. The stuff is unmistakable. Prince produced, arranged, composed and performed the music on the album, along with Joshua Welton, according to the Sacramento Bee. Welton is a young producer and husband of drummer Hanna Ford Welton of Prince protégé backing band 3rdEyeGirl.
Why does that matter? Well, the OTHER album Prince released is PlectrumElectrum, his collaboration with 3rdEyeGirl. Featuring Danish bassist Ida Nielsen and Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis.
So, for bass-lovin’ Prince fans, your choices are summed up by these two songs:
Prince, in classic funky style, as epitomized on “FUNKNROLL.” (Interestingly, there’s a different version of the song on the 3rdEyeGirl record.)
or, a slightly more rock Prince — check out “FIXURLIFEUP” from PlectrumElectrum.
Which shall you choose?
Art Official Age Track List:
- ART OFFICIAL CAGE
- THE GOLD STANDARD
- U KNOW
- BREAKFAST CAN WAIT
- THIS COULD BE US
- WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
- affirmation I & II
- WAY BACK HOME
- affirmation III
PlectrumElectrum Track List: