Watch Mac DeMarco tease cover of Prince’s ‘It’s Gonna Be Lonely’

A full version is 'coming soon' following music icon's death

Mac DeMarco has teased what appears to be a cover of a Prince track.

The late music icon passed away last week (April 21), with singer-songwriter DeMarco now taking to Instagram to post a snippet of his take on ‘It’s Gonna Be Lonely’ from Prince’s self-titled 1979 album. He also hints that the full version is “coming soon”.

“We lost a true hero of mine the other day,” DeMarco wrote in the caption. “Although it’s sad, I’m sure he’s ripping a hot solo right now in the next dimension. RIP.”

Many artists have paid tribute to Prince since his death, either on social media or during live performances. Bruce Springsteen opened his New York gig on Saturday by performing a passionate version of ‘Purple Rain’ while Noel Gallagher dedicated ‘Live Forever’ to him during a gig in Glasgow. Coldplay’s Chris Martin also sang ‘Raspberry Beret’ with school kids.

Elsewhere Mumford and Sons and The 1975 also made nods to the late star as news of his passing broke. In a statement published on her website, Kate Bush described Prince as “playful” and “mind-blowingly gifted.”

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama stated “Today, the world lost a creative icon” while musicians including Madonna, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Katy Perry lead the tributes on social media.