Prince’s new album “Welcome 2 America” was recorded in 2010 — but it sure sounds like a sign of these times.
“With the album coming out now, it’s almost like what everyone needs to hear,” said Tal Wilkenfeld, who played bass during the March and April 2010 recording sessions.
Liv Warfield — another NPG background singer who lent her voice to “Welcome 2 America” — said that Prince’s must-get message is to “wake up to everything around you.”?
“I remember him saying, ‘Man, it’s feeling like the ’60s all over again,’ ” said Warfield.
As for why Prince didn’t release this protest music years ago, Warfield said, “I don’t think people were ready
While “Welcome 2 America” deals with some serious social issues — racial and beyond — making the album was funky fun
It was like, ‘I want your voice on my record,’ ” said Wilkenfeld
Having “Welcome 2 America” come out five years after Prince’s death is bittersweet for Wilkenfeld: “I just wish he was here, you know