From the grieving fans and scores of media that visited Paisley Park upon hearing the news, to the massive crowds that filled Downtown Minneapolis outside First Avenue in the evening, the day of Prince's death was one of the most powerful days I've covered as a photographer.Read More
Andrea Swensson,The Current's writer attended two of Prince's surprise shows at The Dakota Jazz Club last week. The first night she created an awesome quick sketch of Prince, the musicians, and the stage. Seeing the sketch in her review, Prince's management asked permission to use the sketch and in exchange The Current would get the privilege to premiere a new song. Well today we had that privilege. Prince's new all female backing band came by the studios today to introduce the new song in an interview with Andrea. After the interview, it was time to make a few portraits, moving up to the 5th floor lobby.
While the new backing band officially does not have a name, there is some speculation around the twitter account @3rdeyegirl, which has posted some unique unreleased content over the last few weeks. Prince continues to be one of the most mysterious musicians in the Twin Cities, it will be interesting to see whats his next announcement.
Read Andrea's interview with the band at TheCurrent.org