262: Go

Unreleased (1985)
Inspired by Prince’s tempestuous relationship with girlfriend Susannah Melvoin, Go is a pain-filled heartbreaker that mechanically ratchets along destiny’s click track. The sound of a departure neither person wants but both are powerless to stop. Go desperately wants to break out into vistas of swooping strings amid declarations of love, to grab onto Fortune’s celestial rudder and steer the moment towards reconciliation, but onwards it plods towards the silence that follows the closing seconds. The closing door. The closing chapter. Shall we try to imagine what silence looks like? Can it be the back of a slammed door seen through tear-blurred eyes?