286: Telepathy

Telepathy (1987)
Written for Nashville singer Deborah Allen after she wrote to Prince requesting a song for her upcoming album. They had briefly previously met in the courtyard of a studio-complex they were both recording in and Prince’s sole contribution to the conversation was to answer “likewise” when Ms Allen complimented him on his outfit. But apparently that was enough for him to agree and to pop in the post this synth-skanker, sprinkled with peak-power fairydust. It deserves better treatment than a country starlet swimming in unfamiliar waters (and at one point was going to be resurrected for Mayte’s album) but luckily three minutes of the raw Prince-sung demo exists, so if you know where to look you can receive your purple fix uncut.