Much like he did before he opened his Welcome 2 Canada tour by releasing a new track, albeit an awful re-make of the classic outtake "Extraloveable", Prince has surprised us with another new track a week before he starts his set of Welcome 2 Chicago shows. Thankfully, this time it is a much better song, although being the long time fan I am, I am not about to declare it any kind of a masterpiece either.
We all know Prince has nothing but disdain for critics of his music. If you don't make music, he has no use for your opinion on what he produces, especially when the review is negative. So here is an opinion Prince likely won't care about on this new track, being referred to as "RNR Affair" on the radio but Dr. Funkenberry has revealed on his site the correct, full title is "Rock & Roll Love Affair".
So this isn't an actual single you can buy, at least not yet, although it may be as Dr. Funkenberry also mentions a video for this was recently shot at Paisley Park. My thoughts on the song? It's basically typical of Prince's recent output. It's not earth shaking by any means, rather light weight and unessential in his overall catalog, but not without its charm. It calls to mind a number of other songs from his past including "Take Me With U", "The One U Wanna C" and "Willing And Able". It's a pure pop track, with some country-fied guitar in there too. The little keyboard hook is borderline cheesy and I really wish he'd get back to using real horns instead of this fake horn synth stuff.
Dr. Funkenberry for the information on the new song.