Gotye – “Sometimes It Snows In April” (Prince Cover)
In 2013, when the Belgian singer Gotye won the Record Of The Year Grammy for his big hit “Somebody That I Used To Know,” the man who ended up handing him the award was Prince. As he opened the envelope, Prince murmured, “Love this song.” You have to imagine this must’ve been one of the great thrills of Gotye’s life; he spent something like half his speech thanking and honoring Prince. And now, in the wake of Prince’s death, Gotye, who’s been quiet in recent years, has shared a devastated a cappella cover of “Sometimes It Snows In April,” the soul-wrecking ballad from Prince’s 1986 album Parade. Listen to his version below.
And while we’re on the subject of Grammy darlings honoring Prince: At their show in St. Paul, Minnesota last night, Mumford & Sons covered “Nothing Compares 2 U,” the song that Prince wrote and Sinead O’Connor made famous. Here’s a fan-made video:
God, there are so many Prince songs that people are going to end up covering in the days ahead.