New Prince EP Set to Be Released One Year After His Death
TMZ.com reports that independent label Rogue Music Alliance (RMA) is set to drop Prince's unreleased tracks nearly one year after his death. The EP titled, "Deliverance", will feature six new songs and will be released on iTunes. Besides the title track, the songs won't be available until April 21 - the one year anniversary of Prince's death.
The songs were all recorded between 2006 and 2008 and were co-produced by Prince and Ian Boxill. RMA sent out a release stating a the "majority of sales of Deliverance will benefit Prince's estate.
Prince was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. He was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists, "the most influential artists of the rock & roll era".