Prince – Baltimore (feat. Eryn Allen Kane) | New song for the Riots Benefit


Yesterday, I posted about the benefit His Royal Badness was hosting in Baltimore in tribute of the injustice suffered by the community over there, an mentioned the impending release of a new tune to mark the occasion. Here’s the song.

I have to say, even this is Prince on auto-pilot as he does these days (apparently, the track was written, performed and recorded in a burst of inspiration when he was alone in Paisley Park’s Studio A, and everything was transferred to Studio B the next day and mixed down), this track is pretty special. He manages to capture the weight of the situation whilst still keeping it nice and breezy. Really nice, uplifting track.

Of course, my heart goes out to the losses people have suffered. The Struggle Continues.

Prince To Release New Song “Baltimore” Via Tidal, Teams With Live Nation For “Rally 4 Peace” Concert – hypebot

There is a long and mixed history of musicians taking stands, writing songs and doing concerts to support causes. But it really is news when the usually reclusive and apolitical Prince pens a new tune and schedules a benefit concert in reaction to the recent unrest in Baltimore.

Source: Prince To Release New Song “Baltimore” Via Tidal, Teams With Live Nation For “Rally 4 Peace” Concert – hypebot

While we’ve been foaming at the mouth in the UK over the General Election hype, a much darker story has been unfolding across the pond. I can’t believe the blatant corruption and seemingly institutional racism at work in the 21st Century.

I haven’t heard the song yet, but even though it’s not the first time His Royal Badness has done benefit concerts, this is surely a most deserving and righteous cause to rally towards.