Prince has announced an intimate engagement at his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis this Saturday. It’s so intimate, in fact, that he’s requested revelers arrive in their night gear for what he’s calling “The Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party.” The flier he’s circulated online features the group 3rdEyeGirl, whom he’s been joining at concerts, and does not state explicitly that he’ll be performing; it does, however, offer the suggestion, “Dress 2 impress; keep it classy!”
The doors will open at 2 a.m. on Saturday morning (so late Friday night, according to City Pages) and entry to the concert requires a $50 donation, though the flier doesn’t make it clear who the donation will benefit.
What’s clear is that the party ties in with the release of the Purple One’s new single, “Breakfast Can Wait,” his not-so-subtle tribute to the morning quickie. The track begins as a whispery R&B slow jam, padded with funky bass and plenty of finger-snapping, as Prince confesses his love with sultry breakfast pillow talk like, “This here early morning/ [I] need something else on my plate.” Last Friday, he put out the song’s video, directed by Danielle Curiel, which features lovers flirting over ham and syrup.
As is the way with the ever-mysterious Prince, it’s uncertain whether the single will be part of an album, an EP or some other release. The 3rdEyeGirl YouTube channel posted a 30-second teaser titled “The Breakfast Experience” the day after the video came out, and it features the Prince imitator from the video holding a pancake before the scene cuts to a square-shaped image that looks like it could be a CD cover. Since then, 3rdEyeGirl has released a jazzy mid-tempo blues burner on Twitter titled “The Sweeter She Is.” Again, he offered no context for the release.