D'Angelo feat. Princess: Sometimes It Snows in April
on 27 April 2016
D'Angelo was joined by Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum (aka Princess, a Prince cover band) last night to perform a tremendously moving version of Prince's "Sometimes it Snows in April." The song, from the legend's 1986 album Parade (perhaps most famous for "Kiss"), is a heartbreakingly poignant choice. D'Angelo has cited Prince as a huge influence many times and has performed "She's Always in My Hair" at plenty of live shows, but this performance was difficult, with the teary performer choking up toward the end. He nonetheless paid a beautiful tribute to his hero—bathed in purple light and tender vocals. While it's still very painful to have lost Prince, in his own words from the song, "Sometimes it snows in April / Sometimes I feel so bad / Sometimes, sometimes I wish that life was never ending / And all good things, they say, never last."