To celebrate the life of one of music’s legends, a new collection of unreleased Prince songs is being released to honor the singer one year after he sadly passed away.
As most of us know, 2016 years a terrible year when it came to the deaths of music legends, with the sad passing of David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, and Prince. The latter tragically passed away on April 21st, and we’re still in mourning. And while we’ve now been given the chance to re-immerse ourselves in the singer’s music on streaming services, nothing can compare to how much we miss him as an entertainer and artist.
Now a posthumous collection of unreleased Prince music is set to be released one year after the singer’s death.
The EP is eight tracks long, and is titled Deliverance. According to a report by Rolling Stone, the eight songs were co-produced and co-written by the late-singer’s frequent collaborator Ian Boxill between 2006 and 2008, and, given Prince’s resistance to major record labels, the collection will be released via Canadian indie label RMA.
“I believe Deliverance is a timely release with everything going on in the world today, and in light of the one-year anniversary of his passing, I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many,” Boxill said in a statement. “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.”
In fact, the collection is available to pre-order now, with the title track also available to stream on Apple Music, Amazon, and Google Play.
It’s unclear whether Deliverance will make make its way onto Spotify. Meanwhile, the collection is set for release this Friday, April 21st, exactly one year after Prince passed away.