Screwdriver

Album: HITNRUN Phase Two (2013)
  • Centering around the spell-checked chorus "I'm ur driver, ur my screw," this double entendre slice of power pop is unlike anything else in Prince's catalog. The song was the first he made available to feature his new all-female backing band, which comprised Donna Grantis on guitar, Ida Nielsen on bass, and Hannah Ford Welton on drums. It was posted online via Prince's official site in the form of a lyric video on January 22, 2013.

    During an interview with Minneapolis' The Current, it was revealed that Prince recruited Ida Nielsen via MySpace.
  • Want to watch the entire eight-minute video? The only way it seems is to pay $1.77 and then download the entire movie file from Prince's home page. Why $1.77? The Bible is littered with 7s and states that it is the Divine number. Prince has displayed an affinity for numerology in the past and the mysterious numbers he slots into his material are thought to be coded biblical references. He has form for using sevens - shows priced at $77, naming an album 3121, (which adds up to 7), and launching his own fragrance at his Purple Will Reign charity concert on 7.7.07.
  • The song was reworked by Prince for inclusion on his 2015 album, HITNRUN Phase Two.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Todd RundgrenSongwriter Interviews

Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It's Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album.

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"They're Playing My Song

Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.

Verdine White of Earth, Wind & FireSongwriter Interviews

The longtime bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire discusses how his band came to do a holiday album, and offers insight into some of the greatest dance/soul tunes of all-time.

Hawksley WorkmanSongwriter Interviews

One of Canada's most popular and eclectic performers, Hawksley tells stories about his oldest songs, his plentiful side projects, and the ways that he keeps his songwriting fresh.

Gentle GiantSongwriter Interviews

If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.