For years, R5 has been covering “Let’s Go Crazy” at various tour stops. With the untimely death of their idol Prince, they have released their version of it from last year’s concert at the Greek Theater. Set to various tour pictures, and edited by the lovely Rydel, you can hear just how much Prince’s music influenced them. Here’s hoping they continue to cover this epic tune in the future.
Prince was and will always be a very big inspiration to us as a band. His lyrics, the melodies, the guitar solos, the groove, the vibe, the music – – such an insane amount of talent. I think Justin Timberlake said it best, “not a ‘once in a lifetime’ kind of artist, more like ‘once in forever’. We have played this song on tour quite a bit and it always brings so much energy to the show. There is nothing quite like a Prince song, and “Let’s Go Crazy” has always been one of our favorites and we thought we’d share it with you all, in memory of one of our favorite artists, Prince.