You may have heard that the artist both currently and formerly known as Prince is back and recently released a three-CD set of all-new material exclusively through Target stores and his own new website, LotusFlow3r.com. Two of the CDs, LotusFlow3r and MPLSound, are by the Royal One himself, but what you might not know is that the third disc features a new artist named Bria Valente.
"We got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album," Prince told Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times late last year, while explaining the thinking behind Valente's album, Elixer."This music is nasty, but it's not dirty...There's no profanity. Itisn't promoting promiscuity. She's singing about her lover, who couldbe her partner for life."
After witnessingPrince go around L.A. Live in a night, playing three shows in threedifferent venues with three different bands--and with theaforementioned statement about Ms. Valente in the back of my mind--Idecided to stop by the local Target and pick up LoutsFlow3rafterRead More »from Bria Valente: Prince’s New Muse Leaves Me Feeling Silky Smooth!!!