Music Monday is back! Sorry that it has been gone for a while. I didn’t have a chance to post anything because school and homework took over my life for a while there. Back to the music!
This week, the music world as well as many music lovers lost a legend. The artist known as Prince was found dead in an elevator. No one knows how he passed yet, but a week before his passing he checked into a hospital in Illinois because he had been dealing with the flu for many weeks prior.
I chose the song When Doves Cry because I think it is safe to say that doves there were many doves crying this week after his passing.
If for some weird reason you do not know who Prince is, he is a singer, songwriter, actor, plays all the musical instruments, and his genres of music range from funk, R&B, rock, soul, and pop. He was the main character (The Kid), in the 1984 movie “Purple Rain,” and wrote all the music for the movie including When Doves Cry, as well as the song Purple Rain, based off the movie. He was a very spiritual and private person, and lived out of the spotlight most of the time. He was born in Minneapolis, where he stayed his entire life and career.
I have never really been a Prince fan until a few years back. I heard his music growing up, but never really got into it because it was not the type of music I listened to. However, over the past few years, my musical taste has grown and I have grown to love and respect his music. I love how Prince always made the music about the music only and not all the politics surrounding the music and the business.
Like I said, the world lost a legend this week and the music world has a huge gaping hole that will never be filled again.
Rest in Purple, Prince! I hope you are up in Heaven rocking out with all the other great musicians that we have lost over time!