305: Future Soul Song

20ten (2010)
Prince may insist that this is his future soul song but it could be a Platonic solid of every one of his previous ballads. The trusty Linn-drum snaps underneath a miasma cloud of all his slow jams sung at once. A gorgeous taste of what his dreamt voice coming “from every mountain top” would sound like. Of course Prince isn’t asking you to file this under Future Soul though. The title refers to the subject matter: souls in the future. It’s another postcard from the Day of Reckoning and the swelling vocals do such a good job of making me wish I was there that I’m ready to sign up to this all-singing oneness right away. The wall-dissolving enlightenment of 2020 isn’t far off.