Later this month, Prince will release two albums on the same day: His own Art Official Age, and Plectrum Electrum, from his 3rd Eye Girl band. In the past few weeks, he’s shared the Art Official Age tracks “Clouds,” “U KNOW,” and “WHITECAPS.” And earlier this week, he released “FUNKNROLL,” a song he debuted on Arsenio back in March, as a single. The track is a spare, minimal groove, something that’s in vogue right now. But Prince has been making spare, minimal grooves for longer than many of us have been alive, and so maybe the release of “FUNKROLL” is a good opportunity to think about how a song like “Erotic City” changed the world. Listen to “FUNKNROLL” below.
Art Official Age and Plectrum Electrum are both out 9/29 on Warner Bros.