Morris Day has released a song he wrote about his friend Prince on the one year anniversary of his passing.
According to PEOPLE, Day says he had a hard time talking about Prince’s death right after it happened, noting, “It didn’t feel appropriate. I wanted to deal with it in my own time.” As for why he decided to release the song now, he says, “I’m a big believer in: ‘Things happen for a reason and when they’re supposed to happen’—and I just kind of followed my gut on that.”
Morris says the last time he saw Prince was in February, 2016 and he was “adamant” that Morris and his band come out to Paisley Park to do a show, and the got to hang out afterwards. The fact that Prince was so insistent on him coming made Morris “reflect” after he heard of the singer’s death.
“Did he know something or was he just feeling in alignment with the same divine path I feel like—which is you just follow your gut,” he says. “I didn’t know if he felt like something was wrong and he wanted to, in his own way, say goodbye or if it was just by chance.”