There have been an outpour of tributes to Prince by musicians from across all genres, and tonight Donnie Trumpet of the Social Experiment has shared “In Your Light.”
Donnie is coming off the success of last year’s Surf with Chance the Rapper, as well as his big feature on D.R.A.M.’s “$.” off his Gahdamn! EP. His latest track features singer Sima Cunningham and it is dedicated to Prince and his rare song “Donna.” In his message that he wrote on SoundCloud, he says “Donna” got him through a tough time. To pay homage to Prince, who had a ton of unfinished songs, he wants to dedicate “In Your Light” to everyone who will ever hear it.
Read his explanation and then stream his new song, below.
One of my best friends and musical mentors, Maceo from the band The Omys gave me a mix cd when i was going through a tough time with a song called Donna by Prince. I listened to the song over and over in the car. I never imported the cd, could only hear it in the car, so when i tried listening to it on tour i couldn’t find it anywhere. As you know Prince’s music is pretty rare on the internet but this song was especially elusive because it was a part of a compilation album of his “unfinished” music. This was a really powerful inspiration for me after having worked so hard on Surf and still having so much material left over that didn’t quite fit but still described my vision and passion of the era of making music when putting Surf together. Songs are like poems, they’re never done. In honor of that song and all songs like it, and the earth claiming one of the greatest humans to ever grace its land, Prince…I dedicate this to everyone who will ever hear it.