Donnie Trumpet has popped up on a few songs over the course of the past year, but he hasn’t put out any material of his own since Surf, his wonderful album with Chance The Rapper and the Social Experiment. Now, though, he’s back with a new solo track called “In Your Light,” which features singer Sima Cunningham and is dedicated to the memory of our dearly departed Prince. As he explains:
One of my best friends and musical mentors, Maceo from the band The Omys gave me a mix cd when i was going through a tough time with a song called “Donna” by Prince. I listened to the song over and over in the car. I never imported the cd, could only hear it in the car, so when i tried listening to it on tour i couldn’t find it anywhere. As you know Prince’s music is pretty rare on the internet but this song was especially elusive because it was a part of a compilation album of his “unfinished” music. This was a really powerful inspiration for me after having worked so hard on Surf and still having so much material left over that didn’t quite fit but still described my vision and passion of the era of making music when putting Surf together. Songs are like poems, they’re never done.
In honor of that song and all songs like it, and the earth claiming one of the greatest humans to ever grace its land, Prince…I dedicate this to everyone who will ever hear it.