Published Apr 18, 2017There have been repeated promises of unreleased Prince material soon seeing the light of day, and this week we will now see those vault open a little bit wider. On Friday (April 21), the Purple One will be celebrated with a new EP called Deliverance. Of course, April 21 is the one year anniversary of Prince's death.
The six tracks that make up the release are all previously unreleased, with Prince co-writing and co-producing the songs with frequent collaborator Ian Boxill between 2006 and 2008. Boxill then completed the tracks following Prince's death last year.
Along with the title track, the EP packs the songs "I Am," "Touch Me," "Sunrise Sunset" and "No One Else." There's then an extended version of "I Am" that makes up the final track.
The EP, which will arrive digitally and on CD, will come out via Vancouver, WA-based indie label RMA
In a statement, Boxill said, "Prince once told me that he would go to bed every night thinking of ways to bypass major labels and get his music directly to the public. When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because that's what Prince would have wanted."
Unfortunately, the release will not be available in Canada. A message on the Prince website states, "In order to comply with licensing laws, Deliverance is only available in the United States."
If you do live in the U.S., however, you can order the EP on iTunes over here. You can also listen to "Deliverance" via Apple Music if you're in the States.
As for the rest of the world, you'll either have to flick on your VPN or live with only the song teaser shared via Facebook below.
Learn more about the new EP here.
2. I Am
3. Touch Me
4. Sunrise Sunset
5. No One Else
6. I Am (extended)