The song is considered one of Prince’s most revered records from his archives. Recorded at Sunset Sound in 1986, with engineers Susan Rogers and Coke Johnson, snippets of the song have been circulating online but never offered to the public in its entirety, until today. Prince pens, “There’s nothing strange, we’re not deranged / We only want every day to be or to be a cosmic day.” The lyrics are backed by psychedelic sounds of the artist’s signature guitar playing, while he sings, in his tweaked “Camille” voice, about fast cars, swirling clouds and mermaids “swimming in the sky” in a buoyant “cosmic dream.”
Scroll below to listen to Prince’s new track “Cosmic Day.”
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The Prince Estate and @WarnerRecords are pleased to release the song and handwritten lyrics for “Cosmic Day” from Prince’s legendary vault, ahead of the track’s inclusion in the Super Deluxe reissue of Sign O’ The Times. https://t.co/f2V1wjS0xG #PrinceSOTT pic.twitter.com/7EDQtsME3R
— Prince (@prince) August 6, 2020