In the process of grieving the death of Prince, the conversation has often shifted to how wide of an influence is his music reached. Someone who was at the forefront of that influence was D’Angelo, whose stinging falsetto and particular attention to detail (he, too, played many of the instruments on his albums) mirrored that of The Purple One.
At a recent studio session, D’Angelo delivered an impromptu cover of Prince’s “Venus De Milo,” which originally landed on 1986’s Under The Cherry Moon. Using a Wurlitzer keyboard, D’Angelo delivers a tender and intimate cover of the already-beautiful tune. We all grieve in our different ways, and the Black Messiah singer’s tribute is nonetheless gorgeous.
UPDATE: D’Angelo will be on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, presumably paying tribute to Prince alongside The Roots. This should be special.
Listen to the cover below.