Corinne Bailey Rae covers Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” | New Music

We brought you information on the amazing Corinne Bailey Rae‘s forthcoming The Love EP earlier today, now enjoy her cover of the Prince’s 1979 classic “I Wanna Be Your Lover” from his Prince album.

“I met Prince in London at his gigs at the O2 and he gave me loads of encouragement. I was amazed by the gig but even more impressed by the aftershow he did in a small venue where he tore up on the guitar and played other people’s songs too. This is one of my favourite Prince songs and gives me the chance to sing the kind of sexy, rhythmical music I love but never seem to write. Getting the chance to do this song was a dream.” – Corinne Bailey Rae


The EP features versions of some of her favourite songs recorded on tour, including Prince’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’, Belly’s ‘Low Red Moon’, Bob Marley classic ‘Is This Love?’, a Stevie Wonder-influenced take on Paul McCartney’s ‘My Love’ and a Sly & The Family Stone-inspired live version of Doris Day’s ‘Que Sera Sera’.