The catalog of Prince music returned to streaming services yesterday, coinciding with a tribute performance of this song by Bruno Mars (and the Time) at the Grammys. Ten months ago, when the world learned of his death, this song was the first one to jump to my mind. There are others of his hits that tug at my heart, as well as so many sexy, flirty, fun songs, but of course the gospel invocation at the beginning of "Let's Go Crazy" also serves as a beautiful eulogy.
Kerri sort of beat me to the punch yesterday posting a Grimes song. I had this alt-rock pleasure planned for a bit now as it's been kind of stuck in my head. I was a fan of the original and the album, Visions, from which it came. This version, from LA alt-pop-rock outfit Bre-L is a fun take with heavy guitar and more aggressive vocals that I think fits the tone of the song well.
If you're curious about that original song, here is the very well done, appropriate and, especially given the lyrical content of the song, slightly off-putting video.
Perhaps the millennial version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive", but even more cathartic to sing along to.