Prince – Sign o’ the times
“Sign o’ the times” is the typical song that leaves a mark. I think we agree on this. It happens to many songs. Maybe suddenly, maybe it takes longer. But for some songs it becomes immediately clear that the song is bound for history. It’s special, you don’t really know why, it’s probably less rhythmed than other songs, but it’s bound for history. Maybe for the lyrics, maybe for the moment it is released.
“Sign o’ the times” follows exactly this path. Maybe not the fanciest song of Prince’s, but definitely one of the most emotional, important, evocative. It barely had a video, it was a sort of draft karaoke, but it was clear that this song would become one of Prince’s most important songs. And so it was, and maybe all of Prince’s story was centered around the sign of the times passing along his creative genius.
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