Singer/drummer, Sheila E. is dropping some new music and it happens to be Prince-inspired. The world took the lost of Prince’s life hard, but even harder for the former lover and friend to the late legendary artist. Shelia E. is set to pay homage to Prince amongst others on the BET Awards stage on June 26th. Billboard learned that Sheila E. will be releasing a single inspired by her longtime musical collaborator and also her former fiance, the ballad “Girl Meets Boy.”
Sheila E. was already recording new music prior to the passing of Prince, which was a dance album, with plans to release the first single in April.
“Then the whole thing happened. It just wasn’t the music I wanted out right now. It’s not how I’m feeling; everything has changed. So a couple of weeks ago, I decided to write a whole new album. And it feels right.”
The album is titled after the lead single and the album will feature uptempo tracks and ballads influenced by the former couple’s relationship and “driven by the sense of loss that so many are feeling,” added Sheila E. You can anticipate the album will be released later this year through her Stiletto Flats label.
The BET Awards tribute for Prince will also include the Roots, D’Angelo, and Janelle Monae. Sheila E. spoke on her performance:
“I wasn’t sure I could do it even though I said yes. In the first conversations about it, I couldn’t even say his name. And when I started putting the music together, it was hard for me to listen to anything. It’s actually been a part of my healing now, trying to figure out what I was going to play and what would be okay to make sure I would get through it. But it’s going to be fun.”
We can’t wait to hear “A Love Bizarre” and “The Glamorous Life” they shared behind the music!
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