"When Doves Cry" release by Louis Price & Starr Parodi
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About the Event
On the 35th anniversary of the Prince classic, "When Doves Cry," soulful vocalist Louis Price and award winning pianist Starr Parodi, interpret this fan classic. The acoustic treatment speaks to the need for peace and reconcilliation that is so needed at this time. Parodi and Louis reimagined “When Doves Cry” in an acoustic neo-soul arrangement that blends Starr’s haunting Steinway piano textures and melodies with Louis’ vocal depth and heart.
Both artists spontaneously performed the song for a benefit audience in Santa Monica, California. “We received such an incredible response,” Parodi recalled, “that Louis and I decided we needed to capture the emotion of this new take on ‘When Doves Cry’”. Louis added, “We got people fussin’ at each other all the time, making a lot of noise and creating a lot of pain. The sentiment in this song can really help bring people together.”
Central to reimagining “When Doves Cry” is their respect for Prince and his legacy. Parodi said, “We wanted to pay homage to Prince and his call for peace through his art.” Louis agreed. “The time to release this new arrangement is now.”