Nichole wrote and sang the song, “What If” back in 2005. It was a big hit for her on Christian radio.
Nichole says 5 years ago she got a call from Prince’s management asking for rights to cover the song. She gave them permission and never heard back. She figured it had faded over time.
Now, 5 years later, Prince released “What If” as his newest mainstream single. Turns out he heard it on the radio, then introduced it to his band. How cool is that?
Of course he put his own take on the song. It sounds pretty different musically, but the beautiful message remains the same.
Nichole was beside herself with excitement on her Facebook page saying:
“I don’t really have the appropriate words for what an honor this is… This man’s talent is otherworldly. What’s the non-musical equivalent? Tiger Woods asking to borrow your clubs? Neil Armstrong calling and asking if you’d like to take a walk?… Prince heard a song about the transforming love of Jesus on Christian radio and now has given it a much wider audience than I ever did or could.” Wonder what was running through Prince’s head when he heard it for the first time? ”