Like, we’re gonna peer-pressure you so hard into this new Prince track. IT’S THE BEST.
“Anybody wanna fall in love tonight,” Prince opens “FALLINLOVE2NITE,” his new team-up with actress Zooey Deschanel. Anyone even casually familiar with the iconic singer’s catalog should know that this is, like, the most rhetorical question that ever rhetorical’d. Like, “No, Prince, I don’t want to fall in love tonight. Please stop singing.” Pfffffft, WHO WOULD EVEN.
Taking a cue from the disco-throwback sound of the past year (Pharrell Wave?), this dance-pop track almost sounds like a remix of some early-era Prince. Gone are the amazingly filthy lyrics of “Gett Off” and the moody vibes of “Black Sweat” are nowhere to be found — “FALLINLOVE2NITE” is all-posi, dance-floor joy.
This collaboration must have resulted from Prince’s guest-starring role on “New Girl.” Speaking of which, we forgot how deep and rich Zooey’s voice is when she’s not in character! Her firm contralto adds just the right counterweight to Prince’s sexy high notes, and the result is, like, pure magic. BRB, crying dove tears of happiness.
+ Listen to Prince’s “FALLINLOVE2NITE” with Zooey Deschanel.
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