Princeland these days has been the subject of hot controversies on a new song from Prince, "Extraloveable", which is in fact a re-recording with Andy Allo of an old favourite from fans, which had been circulating in bootlegs for years. I personally think the original is much better, but other people disagree: tastes, tastes...
But beyond the quality of this new recording, I was surprised to see that this is the first commercial release of Prince in iTunes, when he seemed thus far allegic to this pathway to sell his music. It is true that he sold the song "F.U.N.K." in iTunes sometime ago, but that song was released in response to the PFU initiative from fans, and consequently it was more an isolated effort than a proper commercial release.
But now, to see "Extraloveable" in iTunes, being released worldwide, as it seems, makes me think that maybe Andy, besides pushing Prince towards some of the best live performances in years, might also be able to convince him to change his marketing ways, and who knows, maybe this is very good news in the making.
In the mean time, patience and popcorn.