TICTACTOE

Album: PLECTRUMELECTRUM (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Prince told Mojo magazine that this gentle ballad with layers of overlapping sounds was inspired by the Scottish dream pop band Cocteau Twins.

    "We recorded it in Bryan Ferry's studio in London, after a night of partying for which the Cocteau Twins was the soundtrack," he explained. "You can't understand the words of Cocteau Twins songs but their harmonies put you in a dreamlike state."

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