191: Mellow

The Rainbow Children (2001)
Mellow by name and fully-reclined horizontal by nature, this song is a sultry sweet ballad, softly kissed with flutes and horns, but takes a swift X-rated turn towards the end. Another kink in the narrative that Prince turned PG post-2000. Mellow is one of his smooth seduction jams like Mr Goodnight or Underneath the Cream but despite oozing confidence and class it has a touch of the vulnerable If I Was Your Girlfriend. The begging and anxiety’s gone but the incessant desire to please remains the same. For you naked I will dance a little comical minuet. Will that get you off? Then tell me what will. If you desire I’ll shed my attire? Anything to get you wet.