In honor of the first anniversary of The Purple One’s passing, Rogue Music Alliance has announced a six-song EP of unreleased Prince music for release this Friday, Apr. 21.
Titled Deliverance, the project is a collection of previously undiscovered studio recordings cut between 2006 and 2008, written and produced by Prince and his engineer, George Ian Boxill. After the pop icon’s death, Boxill went back and finished mixing and mastering the uncompleted rough tracks. All profits from project sales and streams will go directly to Prince’s estate.
The EP’s title song “Deliverance” is already available on iTunes and Apple Music – listen here if you’re a subscriber.
Check out the official Deliverance trailer below via Facebook:
NEW👏 UNRELEASED👏 PRINCE👏 MUSIC👏 🎵 : https://rma.lnk.to/deliverance🔥 Pre-order Deliverance today on iTunes and get the title track. 🔥 Stream the title track on Apple Music today.💜 Drops 4.21Deliverance, The Unheard Spiritual Voice of Prince Rogers Nelson.
Posted by Deliverance by Prince on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Though brand new Prince music is great news for most, not everybody is thrilled; just hours after the project was announced, Boxill was hit with a federal lawsuit from Prince’s estate and Paisley Park claiming that Boxill violated an ownership/control contract he’d signed with Prince, and that his completion of the project is an exploitation of Prince’s music for his own personal gain. Boxill claimed that Prince had always wanted to release music independent from major labels, and is releasing Deliverance on Friday in that spirit.
Preorder for the EP is currently available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. The physical disk version will release on June 2.