One of the musicians who got me through my freshman year of college would be Corinne Bailey Rae. After her well received sophomore effort The Sea came last year, she found time to record a covers EP entitled ironically, The Love EP. As far as why did she choose the Purple One to record over, she said:

I met Prince in London at his gigs at the O2 and he gave me loads of encouragement. I was amazed by the gig but even more impressed by the aftershow he did in a small venue where he tore up on the guitar and played other people’s songs too. This is one of my favourite Prince songs and gives me the chance to sing the kind of sexy, rhythmical music I love but never seem to write. Getting the chance to do this song was a dream.

She broke down the EP track-by-track with thisisR&B and a lot of her selections are actually pretty good. The Love EP is set to drop digitally on February 14th.

DOWNLOAD: Corinne Bailey Rae – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince Cover) | Mediafire