“I’m your driver, you’re my screw,” wails The Artist Formerly and Once Again Known as Prince in his new funk-rock, glam-wave (whatever you want to class it as,) definitively his sounding single, “Screwdriver.” You can tell this dude hasn’t lost it one bit — in fact, the song is just another example of how he’s able to continually morph his craft from genre to genre in ways that no one else could get away with.
The flamboyant do-it-all rock monarch debuted the song on Minneapolis FM station The Current on Tuesday. It is the first piece featuring his new all-chick backing band, who are clearly more rock influenced than his funkier outfits in the past.
“Screwdriver” is catchy, thumping and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This is a great sign of hopefully what will follow from The Artist and his new team.
Also, check out an awesome interview the station did with the backing band on The Current’s website, here.