Once adamantly against the internet, Prince‘s newest musical endeavors–under the artist appropriate moniker of 3rdEyeGirl–has been using the anonymity of the world wide web to his benefit.
After releasing some new singles under the name, bringing his sexy purple-tinged funk to SXSW for some intimate shows, and revealing the dates for his Live Out Loud tour this year, 3rdEyeGirl has released a made-under grungy blues version of Purple Rain classic, “Let’s Go Crazy.”
Out go the campy retro synths, making the track sort of sound like a collaboration with Jack White–another mysterious man with an artistically contrived musical image. Can we manifest this?
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles