Prince connoisseurs will know about the Peterson Family of Minnesota. Over the years they’ve collaborated in all kinds of ways with the Purple One. In particular PAUL PETERSON struck up a very close working relationship with Prince. Discovered aged 17 and dubbed “Saint Paul”, he worked with Prince in The Time (he played keys); he featured in the ‘Purple Rain’ movie and worked with The Family. Since then, he’s worked solo and as a writer and producer and last year he was the musical director and front man for the show ‘Nothing Compares 2 Prince,’ which sold out 2 nights at the Sydney Opera House.
As 2019 unfolds Saint Paul has gone back to making his own music as he releases the single’ You Got 2 Love’. Paul says: “This new song ‘You Got 2 Love’ is an up-tempo song I wrote and produced with my nephew, Jason Peterson DeLaire. He and I were talking about a concept for this incredible track we had come up with, and we both wanted it to be something uplifting and something funky. Minneapolis Funk is ingrained in me, so I really didn’t have a choice but to tip my hat to the sound on this production. It just so happens that artists like Bruno Mars and producers like Mark Ronson are inspired by it as well. Thankfully, they’ve reintroduced fans to the funk, and this has totally inspired me to write a new record.”
SAINT PAUL PETERSON; “You Got 2 Love,” OUT NOW.