Prince Dodges Love Triangle on Sultry ‘Boyfriend (Demo),’ Yours for Just $0.88
A cryptic video teases something called 'Live Out Loud'
Prince’s recent onslaught of new music continues, but his latest song strikes a passive tone. On “Boyfriend (Demo),” which can be yours if you pay 88 cents and wait a little while and check your spam folder and put Prince’s name on the wav file yourself, the Purple One disavows all liability for “where you sleep tonight.” From the sounds of this taut, steamy funk track, the “If I Was Your Girlfriend” singer believes he would be a better boyfriend than your current beau, but Prince is a lover, not a fighter, and he’s not going to push the issue — except through song. “If I were you I’d hold me,” he sings. It’s convincing.
Also newly surfaced is a video, below, that asks the name of Prince’s leak-happy “3rd Eye Girl” alter ego and then says, “Live Out Loud Coming in February 2013.” So there you have it: Something called Live Out Loud is coming sometime in the next week or so. Wethinks it may be the live DVD filmed at 2009’s Montreux Jazz Festival, but whatever it is, it follows Prince’s “Screwdriver” music video and a whole spate of songs, “Rock and Roll Love Affair,” “Same Page Different Book,” “Screwdriver,” “Breakfast Can Wait,” and “That Girl Thing.” Others who share our inexplicable willingness to give this man our address and PayPal info can go here to buy the music.