His Royal Purpleness gives a song to the Current

Our colleagues upstairs at The Current 89.3 are all atwitter this morning (actually they were last night) at the news that Prince is giving them a new song to debut.

The Purple One has recently thrown his weight behind the Current, appearing (but not playing) at the recent 5th anniversary party at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

Now comes the song, “Cause and Effect,” which the Current music blog describes as a rocker – filled with virtuosic guitar work, explosive drum breaks, a poppy chorus, trademark shrieks and whoops, some intriguing lyrics (“if I had the chance to do it all again / I wouldn’t change a thing except my next of kin”) and a call to mankind (“you need compassion.”)

The song will debut at 7 am on Friday on 89.3. It will be intriguing to see what kind of attention the song draws, particularly because of the wide audience the station attracts through streaming on the web.

Prince produced a new rouser for the Vikings a few weeks back, which got a mixed response, but the folks at the Current see this as more of an indicator that Prince is back in town and getting ready to rock.

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