I just woke up to the news this morning that the musician Prince had passed away suddenly at the age of 57. I’ve always loved Prince, he’s a musical genus. He mixed, pop, rock and jazz together. He was a very unique and very original artist, he was the one just pretty much wrote the rule book when it comes to music, he had influenced so many artists that you hear today
It was only back in February he toured Australia and New Zealand for this Piano & a Microphone tour. I had friends who went to that concert, and they said, it was one of the best concerts they had been to.
Since the news broke, so many celebrities and media personalities paid tribute to the late music icon
It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. “Mommy, who is that singing?” Seems weird but it’s true. More than a “once in a lifetime” artist… Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I’m still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don’t meet your idols… That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music… It’s beyond that. He’s somewhere within every song I’ve ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES… #RIPPrince
I think I’ll just leave this hear. Rest in Peace, Prince