The Guardian takes a jab at the purple one’s latest single: “It sounds like a musical inferior doing an impression of Prince.” Ouch. But also, sadly, true. You can listen to the song and a watch a promotional video here. The new record, Planet Earth, is out July 24 in the US on Sony/BMG. In England Prince signed a deal to give the album away free with the Daily Mail, which has made retailers none too pleased. But, at this point, what does Prince care? His following is big enough that he doesn’t need retailers or record labels. Giving the album away, while a cheap stunt that may reflect on the quality of the music, brilliantly subverts the music industry’s power. Prince gets his music to a mass audience without any middle men.