After popping unto the scene with his incredible remake of Kanye West's "Flashing Lights" and getting rave reviews from fans and peers for his "Colin Munroe Is The Unsung Hero" mixtape, things got suddenly very quiet around Colin Munroe. Now, almost two years after he first emerged, this incredibly talented Canadian artist is back with another cover.
After his Kanye revamp and his cover of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday," he now has put a brand-new spin on Prince's "I Would Die 4 U." That's hardly an easy song to take on, but Munroe does a fine job reinterpreting this '80s pop classic.
In an email to fans today, Munroe sheds a bit of light on his sudden absence. "There were some things that needed dealing with and that dealing is almost done. I was intentionally not releasing any new solo material during that period, but that period is about to end. The story continues and so will the music. I hope you enjoy this small taste of what is to come. Don't look away. Don't think less of me." Never, Colin!
Not sure exactly how indicative this Prince cover is of Munroe's new sound, but I sure hope he maintains some of the spunk and swagger that initially made him such a fresh, new voice.