Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Ladder – Press Rewind: Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 71 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Eloy Lasanta from the Prince’s Friend YouTube channel  joins me in discussing the spiritually significant ballad, “The Ladder” from Prince’s 7th album, Around the World in a Day. We spend time discussing the song’s genesis in the wake of Purple Rain’s success, its inclusion towards the end of the album’s crazy journey, and how this particular track might speak to a number of different listeners, both religious and secular.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

Follow Eloy’s latest endeavor, Strays of the World, on twitter @WeAreAllStrays.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Pop Life: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 70 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, author and blogger Laura Tiebert joins me to work through the snarky, yet somewhat optimistic lyrics to Prince’s top 10 hit, “Pop Life” from Around the World In a Day. Laura also theorizes what the startling crowd noise stems from and how it relates to the title of the song.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!