Close to 30 years since the peak of this man, and the souvenir of his gems such as ‘Dance Little Sister’, ‘Wishing Well’ and ‘Sign Your Name’ still resonates in the memories, synonymous with a one of a kind artist. A man eventually seen by some back then as a new kind of Prince, referring to his talent, versatility and obvious sensibility.
When a vaste majority of his alter egos on such a situation would have surfed on the wave of the fame, he came to the point that such an environment, with corporatism rising, was not for him, as turning into a potential threat to his freedom, and therefore decided it was about time to dig his own grave.
Exit Terence Trent D’Arby, leaving a lot of us in a state of hunger for more, and long live Sananda Maitreya, a guise which he adopted back in 1995, at the age of 33, prior to becoming his legal name 6 years after. This new identity didn’t get him away from listening and creating music though, eventually launching his own label soon after his relocation to Europe. “I never stop hearing music because our dear mother nature never stops singing it”, he said a few months ago in an interview on
“The planets still keep up their daily planetary chatter. The moon still clears her throat, and even a good long winded fart has potential for music in it. This is what I do. This is what I were designed by spirit and nature to do, therefore without fanfare or too many trumpets, I do it. And I have never loved doing it more”, in a style which he describes as “Post Millennium Rock”, speaking of which you’re free to make yourself a clearer idea as to what it is about while havin’ a listen to snippets of his upcoming ‘The Rise Of The Zugebrian Time Lords’ album from his own site.
Meanwhile, its first single – ‘Blanket On The Ground’ – should remind you as to what the man is about, with that (same) voice that allowed him to make millions of fans 30 years ago…