472: Boyfriend

Internet single (2013)
Armed with horns and thistles Prince skips across a bog of squelchy bass to suggest you keep your boyfriend away from him so he can take responsibility for where you sleep tonight. A cockerel collecting conquests. Male ego in war dress. Sold through his 3rdeyegirl site and labelled as a demo this sleek funk number is slow and sparse but with intricate playfulness happening between the beats. This offsets the lacklustre pick-up artistry of the lyrics which sound both creepy and bored. Lothario on auto pilot. Although the line “With the deepest mark of magic. My name upon your walls.” sounds like an incantation worthy of Calypso.