Prince to debut new song on the Current this Friday


Remember when Prince set Twitter aflame by showing up at the Current's 5-year anniversary show last month? Well, it turns out His Purpleness is a fan of the station, and he has chosen 89.3 as the place to debut his latest song. Before you start flailing around with flashbacks of his horribly bizarre Vikings tune, read this description from the Current's website -- from the sound of it, Prince has got his groove back.

The song is called "Cause and Effect," and it's 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"). Opening with Prince's classic pop smarts, the last minute of the tune swerves into a propulsive minor key guitar/strings/drum workout like we haven't heard from him in years.

Tune in Friday morning at 7 a.m. to hear the track for yourself.