Newswire: Prince released a surprise single to kick off his surprise tour
Given that he’s decided to go on a surprise tour this summer, essentially popping up to play a show whenever and wherever he feels like it at a moment’s notice, it’s no surprise that Prince would do the same with releasing new music. To mark the start of his four night opening stint in Louisville, KY, the Purple One debuted a new track, “What If?”, on radio station WFPK. It’s a cover of a saccharine Christian ballad by Nichole Nordeman, so naturally Prince reworked it quite a bit. It’s got an arena-ready intro, dueling vocals by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl drummer Hannah Welton, and sounds like a lost nugget from a mid-’80s erotic thriller. Much like Prince himself.