Time singer Morris Day said he struggled to complete his new solo album without Prince.
He believes his fifth job – Last call, expected on November 11 – is the last musical project of his career, unless he reconnects with Time. The funk and soul band, also known as Original 7ven, featured anonymous but widely recognized compositions and studio work by Prince between 1981 and 1990, and continued to operate in various lineups without him from 1995. .
“My fondest memories are from when we were kids,” Day said. Billboard of his late friend in a recent interview. “Prince was not an impostor. He was forward-thinking and introverted. But once you got past that surface, he was a really fun and funny guy to be around.
He continued, “We had a lot of good times playing non-stop. Sometimes I was at the grocery store for what I thought was a night off. And he was meeting me there, saying he wanted to come in and make a record. He loved music so much. I have never met anyone who cared about craftsmanship as much as he did. Then there are the early days of rehearsal with Time and the camaraderie that developed; all the janky little clubs and holey joints in the wall we had to play to get there.
Asked what Prince would do with Last callDay replied, “I think he would be happy with some songs and proud to know that I’m still in the game. That’s the hardest part, you know. Him not being there and wondering what that he, as an immensely talented musician and songwriter, would think of the projects I’m working on.
Although it was his last solo record, he insisted it was not the end of his career. “Under no circumstances am I retiring,” he said. “If guys – that is the original [Time] members – want to get back together… there is always something there. But the solo thing? I relax with it. It’s time to do something else. »
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