Max Tundra – “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (Prince Cover) Video

By Miles Bowe / February 24, 2014 - 12:22 pm

A few years back, Max Tundra spent a day recording a cover of Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” entirely with hand-played keyboard parts and no samples. Since realizing that it isn’t available online anywhere, he posted a very silly “phoned-in” video with all the charm of something you might come across on public-access TV at 2 AM. It has a production value pretty much of whatever the webcam cost (and I guess those Seinfeld DVDs on the shelf behind him), and at one point he just lets the song keep playing while he takes a break to eat a piece of fruit. It’s funny and thrown together, but Tundra’s actual cover is impeccably converted into the bleepy-bloopy sound that is so distinctly his. Watch below.

Also if you haven’t seen the actual video for “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” you’re welcome.