When I think of Prince’s 1992 Love Symbol album I think of nasty shit. “My Name is Prince” and “Sexy M.F.” That’s not an accurate assessment of the entire album, though. It’s kind of all over the place. “7” is actually my favorite track on the album, especially the stripped down remix (which obviously isn’t actually on the album). Prince is known for having a consistent theme or flow to his albums. I’m not sure the Love Symbol should be included in that argument.
An enjoyable, laid back track in the middle of the album is “Blue Light.” A sweet, breezy jam about a couple that’s in love but can’t get on the same page sexually. I love the lyric “I’ll be 117, you’ll still be saying baby, not tonight.” Interetingly, the song has an island vibe and some fantastic Eric Leeds saxophone, neither of which necessarily fits the lyrical content, but I’m not sure I care. The track was considered to be released as a single to the point where a music video was actually made – featuring his wife Mayte like so many other videos from that era – which is unusual for a non-single.
I dig “Blue Light” and include it in most Prince mixes I put together. Just a cool, chill song. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.