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Prince Is a Sexy Purple Robot on His New Single, ‘U Know’

The Purple One harnesses the future on the 'Art Official Age' track

picture-23014-1408736514By: Brennan Carley // September 1, 2014

It’s Labor Day, and Prince knows the importance of letting loose. That’s why the rock legend’s new single, “U Know,” taken from his upcoming album Art Official Age (September 30) is a pefectly playful robotic trip through his Purple world with a little help from 3RDEYEGIRL. It’s smooth and sexy in all the right places, with the musician’s vocals transformed into a steady digi-drawl for the verses, before picking up steam and soul for those billowing choruses. It’s the kind of futuristic R&B that Prince prodigy Janelle Monáe has been letting loose for the past few years. Stream the song and check out the Art Official Age cover artwork below.