Art School Girlfriend shares dreamy new cover of Prince’s “I would die 4 U”
Art School Girlfriend shared a cover of Prince’s “I would die 4 U” – you can check it out below.
Polly Mackey’s dreamy rendition of Purple One’s 1984 track – which appears on her culture-defining classic LP “Purple Rain” – features backing vocals by Marika Hackman.
Sharing news of the cover on Twitter, the singer-songwriter called it “one of my favorite Prince tracks.”
“I tinkered with it for a while and finally finished it a few weeks ago – it’s an amazing song and I wanted to do it some sort of justice! She explained. “Thanks to @MarikaHackman for providing the sublime backing vocals. Hats off to mixing (Matt Wiggins) and mastering (Nic Nell @CasuallyHere).
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Thanks to @MarikaHackman to provide sublime choirs.
Hats off for the fabulous mix (Matt Wiggins) and mastering (Nic Nell) @CasuallyHere)
– Art school girlfriend (@art_school_gf) December 26, 2021
The cover is Art School Girlfriend’s first release since the release of their debut album “Is It Light Where You Are” in September.
The LP features the single ‘In The Middle’, which NME featured on his ‘Radio Roundup’ at the end of March, calling it “ethereal beauty”.
“The first song written and produced by Polly Mackey for her upcoming LP, ‘In The Middle’ immerses her hushed, emotional voice in dark synths ready for the dance floor.” NME wrote. “With her anxious bass and lingering drum line, she’s an ethereal beauty.”
Meanwhile, a deal on the full value of Prince’s estate may soon be reached, following legal proceedings set to begin in February 2022.
As reported by Billboard (Going through The Minneapolis Star Tribune), tax returns made in November this year show that an agreement has been reached as to the full value of Prince’s assets.
Prince died of a fentanyl overdose at his home in April 2016, without leaving a will.
In October, the estate shared an unreleased demo of “Do Me, Baby,” released to coincide with celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the original release of Prince’s 1981 fourth album, “Controversy.”
In July, Prince’s “lost” album “Welcome 2 America” was released. NMEThe album’s four-star review said it was an album that “speaks to the issues of today and demands to be heard.” Better to have it now than ever.
“His name was Prince and he was awesome, and it looks like he has so much more to tell us.”