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Low Cut Connie pay tribute to Prince with a cover of “Controversy” — listen

To mark the one year anniversary of the Purple One's untimely passing

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    As we approach the one year anniversary of Prince’s death, there’s an unfortunate amount of ugliness surrounding the legendary artist. There are legal battles and drug revelations, all adding up to drama that obfuscates what we should be remembering about the late, great artist a year after his passing: his music.

    Enter Low Cut Connie. The Philly rock outfit led by Adam Weiner is paying tribute to Prince today with the release of their newest single, a cover of “Controversy” from the 1981 album of the same name. “Prince is my hero, and down here on Earth, we all still feel the loss,” Weiner tells Consequence of Sound. “He freed our bodies and minds. He married outrageous fun with an openness of spirit like no other artist before or since. In his world we were all valued, all sexy, all stars. Our country is fracturing and full of hostility … we need Prince’s words so badly, to open up the channels and get the juices flowing.”

    Those words are, of course, “People call me rude/ I wish we all were nude/ I wish there was no black and white/ I wish there were no rules.” Although Low Cut Connie’s take on the track switches out the synth for pure piano, with Weiner behind the keys, the shift does nothing to lessen the song’s innate funkiness. It’s no easy feat covering someone like Prince, but you can tell Low Cut Connie are enjoying honoring the fallen icon with their version, and that makes it all the more fun to listen to. Check it out below.

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    “Controversy” comes from Low Cut Connie’s forthcoming fourth studio album, Dirty Pictures (Part 1). The record is out May 19th via Contender Records, and you can pre-order it here. Find the single artwork and album tracklist below.

    “Controversy” Single Art:

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    Dirty Pictures (Part 1) Tracklist:
    01. Revolution Rock n Roll
    02. Dirty Water
    03. Death And Destruction
    04. Montreal
    05. Angela
    06. Love Life
    07. Am I Wrong
    08. Controversy
    09. Forever
    10. What Size Shoe

    Catch Low Cut Connie on tour at the following dates:

    Low Cut Connie 2017 Tour Dates:
    04/22 – Long Island, NY @ Cask Ales Festival
    04/27 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
    04/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy
    04/29 – Norman, OK @ Norman Music Fest
    05/04 – Athens, GA @ GA Theatre Rooftop
    05/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
    05/06 – Memphis, TN @ Ardent Studios
    05/09 – New York, NY @ Secret Show
    05/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Free at Noon
    05/18 – Ft Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
    05/19 – Davenport, IA @ The Raccoon Motel
    05/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
    05/23 – Iowa City, IA @ Big Grove Brewery
    05/25 – Kansas City, MO @ Tank Room
    05/27 – Denver, CO @ Denver Day of Rock
    05/30 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    06/02 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
    06/03 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
    06/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
    06/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Resident
    06/15 – Ft Worth, TX @ Magnolia Motor Lounge
    07/26 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Wednesday’s
    07/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summer Sounds
    08/04 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
    08/05 – Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest
    09/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    10/06 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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