342: Welcome 2 the Dawn

The Truth (1998)
So here we are at The Dawn, the apocalyptic, new beginning Prince has been referencing since Purple Rain, and the title of a feature-film and album that never came to fruition. We’ve been welcomed here before, several times during The Gold Experience, but now it’s more of a spiritual awakening than a call centre helpdesk – birdsong and thunder replace keystrokes and airlocks. The lyrics are a good insight into Prince’s personal book of revelation, prophesying in a similar way to 1998’s Freaks on This Side, and the acoustic version (if an electric mix exists I’ve not heard it) gives the impression of a campfire kumbaya after The Fall. Bring on the four horsemen!