On 1984's "Another Lonely Christmas," he sang about misery and mourning without offering a way out.
The first full-length release of new material since Prince's death provides a glimpse of the artist at his most vulnerable.
We're premiering the new single from the posthumous 'Piano and a Microphone 1983,' out on September 21.
The only known Canadian copy of the record was salvaged by a pressing plant employee in 1987.
It's the first single from a new album of solo recordings, ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983,′ to be released by the late singer's estate on September 21.
We sat down with Ben Greenman, author of 'Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince,' to talk about the late artist's legend and legacy.
Probably for the best, really.
Prince was so influential and prolific and astounding that nearly every story about him is somewhat believable, but there's a lot of fiction mixed in with the truth.