Rose Cousins shares Prince song

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JUNO Award-winning PEI songwriter Rose Cousins has shared her version of Prince’s classic, I Would Die 4 U, recorded together with Bear’s Den and Christof van der Ven while all three were in Toronto on a tour day off.

“Prince died on my birthday,” Cousins says. “He was bigger than life and yet so utterly, humanly vulnerable. Everyone has their own relationship with his music; I find his story and talent fascinating and his death tragic. This particular song resonates with me and when I knew the Bear’s Den guys were in town I could hear us all singing it. We had no idea we’d all be in town at the same time until two nights before when I was at their show in Boston. I’m such a fan of these guys and I’m so pleased we got to collaborate again.”

Cousins’ last project, Natural Conclusion, received nominations for a Grammy and a JUNO in 2018.