Jan 252018
Meshell Ndegeocello prince cover

Longtime Prince fan and admirer Meshell Ndegeocello recently released a cover of the 1986 film soundtrack Parade, “Sometimes it Snows in April” from her upcoming covers album, Ventriloquism. This was the final song on Parade, which was the soundtrack to Prince’s directorial debut Under the Cherry Moon.

After Prince’s death in April 2016, “Sometimes It Shows in April” was said to have become Prince’s eulogy in some ways. Ndegeocello’s heartfelt rendition feels natural and native; like she’s sung the lyrics hundreds of times, and is conjuring up the soul of Prince through the opening hazy bass and guitar.

A quote on Ndegeocello’s Soundcloud page says “I love cooking – it’s not all that different from making music. You need ingredients, and the greatest pleasure is when you share it share it with others.” It sounds like the ingredients to this cover were admiration, love, sadness, yearning, and acceptance.

‘Ventriloquism’ Track List:

1. Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam feat. Full Force – “I Wonder if I Take You Home”
2. Al B. Sure! – “Nite and Day”
3. Prince – “Sometimes it Snows in April”
4. TLC – “Waterfalls”
5. George Clinton – “Atomic Dog 2017”
6. Ralph Tresvant – “Sensitivity”
7. Janet Jackson – “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”
8. Force MDs – “Tender Love”
9. The System – “Don’t Disturb This Groove”
10. Tina Turner – “Private Dancer”
11. Sade – “Smooth Operator”

And here is a bonus: a trailer to Under the Cherry Moon, if you have not yet seen it.

Find more Prince covers here – including another new one just yesterday. And more about Meshell Ndegeocello here.

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