Prince Releases Delectable ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ Single

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Yes, this is the official "Breakfast Can Wait" artwork. (Provided photo)

Yes, this is the official “Breakfast Can Wait” artwork. (NPG Records)

When it comes to mornings, can breakfast really wait? Prince sure thinks so, and let’s be frank — when Prince tells you to do something, it’s probably for your own good.

“Breakfast Can Wait,” the newest single from the R&B legend’s extensive catalog, is out today (Sept. 3) at digital retailers following months of teasers and Twitter chatter. The song was noted before its release for its amusing cover photo, which features Dave Chappelle donning Prince garb from his The Chappelle Show sketches, holding a plate of pancakes.

What was considered as a potential joke by the artist currently known as Prince–who posted the picture and teaser video (above) to accounts supposedly belonging to his new backing band, 3RDEYEGIRL–is apparently an actual thing, with the nearly four-minute tune now available for download on iTunes.

The song, which features Prince’s higher-pitched vocals, funk guitar and subdued keyboard, is just another recent addition to the singer’s crop of material, following August’s “Groovy Potential” and June’s “Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone” featuring Ledisi.

The new album, too, can wait, apparently. Between live performances, Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL have convened in the studio to recordPlectrum Electrum, which has no release date as of yet.

No word on what Walter Jr. thinks of the announcement.

-Kevin Rutherford,

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