One Track Mind: Prince, “Breakfast Can Wait” (2013)

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After issuing the bluesy, rock-inspired “Screwdriver,” Prince is back with yet another leaked single — this one far more sensual, with a food-as-sex theme straight out of his carnal 1980s zenith. “Breakfast Can Wait” will give you a whole new concept of what constitutes the most important meal of the day.

Presented with minimal, slinky rhythm and this ruminative keyboard, Prince’s still-impossibly high vocal intertwines to produce a whispered blush-inducing entreaty to remain in bed. “Breakfast Can Wait” simply drips with flirty salaciousness.

This latest single is available on a new site that shares the name 3rdEyeGirl with a Twitter account that has been leaking Prince-related stuff for some time. Also for sale is “Screwdriver,” which appeared late last month. Price: Just 88 cents.

[SOMETHING ELSE! REWIND: Here’s a look back at a few hip-shaking, lip-smacking classic tracks from Prince, from back before the symbol business and the disappearing-for-long-stretches thing.]

After a long period away, Prince become all but ubiquitous lately, as he prepares for a long-awaited new studio album. His most recent studio release goes all the way back to 2010.

More recently, though, he’s begun issuing single songs at a furious pace: First came one from 1982 and then two that are brand new have followed.

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Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso

Nick DeRiso has written for USA Today, American Songwriter, All About Jazz, and a host of others. Honored as columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association, he oversaw a daily section named Top 10 in the U.S. by the AP before co-founding Something Else! Nick is now associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock.
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