Donnie Trumpet hasn’t released any of his own music since 2015’s Surf, but he broke that silence yesterday when he shared a new song titled “In Your Light,” which features vocals from Sima Cunningham and was inspired by Prince’s music helping him through a hard time.
Trumpet wrote in the song’s SoundCloud description that he was given a mix CD that contained a rare Prince song called “Donna,” which appears to have only ever been released on the unofficial rarities compilation album, The Work – Volume 1. He said he shared “In Your Light” “in honor of that song and all songs like it”:
One of my best friends and musical mentors, Maceo from the band The Omys gave me a mix cd when i was going through a tough time with a song called Donna by Prince. I listened to the song over and over in the car. I never imported the cd, could only hear it in the car, so when i tried listening to it on tour i couldn’t find it anywhere. As you know Prince’s music is pretty rare on the internet but this song was especially elusive because it was a part of a compilation album of his “unfinished” music. This was a really powerful inspiration for me after having worked so hard on Surf and still having so much material left over that didn’t quite fit but still described my vision and passion of the era of making music when putting Surf together. Songs are like poems, they’re never done.
In honor of that song and all songs like it, and the earth claiming one of the greatest humans to ever grace its land, Prince…I dedicate this to everyone who will ever hear it.
Listen to “In Your Light” below.