The world is still healing from losing Prince, just days after news broke that our 57-year-old Purple Wonder died in his iconic Paisley Park home. Tributes have inevitably begun pouring out from artists across the world, including Japanese producer Seiho, who recruited New Jersey’s Ehiorobo on vocals to tackle “Adore” off Prince’s 1987 album, Sign ‘O’ the Times.
“R.I.P. my eternal star,” the Soundcloud description reads, taking a signature Prince ballad and successfully transforming it into a woozy, melancholic cover, laced with stunning horns and bittersweet organs. Ehiorobo sings throughout in a Prince-style falsetto, before the song samples a quote from the “Purple Rain” hitmaker himself:
“One thing I’d like to say is that I don’t live in prison,” Prince says, pulled from his first televised interview in 1985. “I’m not afraid of anything. I haven’t built any walls around myself. I’m just like anyone else,” he said. “I need love, water. I don’t really consider myself a superstar.” Listen, below: