The ‘Purple Rain’ icon collaborated and featured on Bush’s acclaimed seventh album ‘The Red Shoes’. Earlier this year, Bush broke her usual silence to pay a heartfelt tribute to her friend and fellow icon.
“I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince,” she wrote. “He was the most incredibly talented artist,” she wrote. “A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I’ve seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince.”
Now, in a rare interview with BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt, she has again spoken of his genius. “He was adorable,” said Bush. “He was really playful and really sweet. What a talented man, what an artist. I think it’s a terrible loss that he should go at such a young age, its incredibly sad. He was so prolific, he used to make me laugh because whilst I was working on an album, he would have done 2 world tours, a couple of albums a film…”
When asked if there was any unreleased material that hasn’t seen the light of day or hidden in her archive or Prince’s legendary ‘vault’, Bush denied that were any unheard songs.