Listen: New Prince music released nearly 1 year after his death
In honor of the one-year anniversary of the iconic singer Prince’s shocking death, RMA has released a new track titled “Deliverance.”
The song, which is available on iTunes and Apple Music, is part of a special six-song EP titled Deliverance, which is set to drop on Friday, April 21. Meanwhile, a disc version will be released to the masses on June 2 — with a majority of sales benefiting Prince’s estate.
According to a press release, the collection was recorded during the “Little Red Corvette” crooner’s time as an independent artist — between 2006 and 2008. Among the EP’s tracks is a four-movement medley of “I Am”, “Touch Me”, “Sunrise Sunset” and “No One Else,” Billboard reports.
“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,” Paisley Park engineer Ian 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.”
He continued, “When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because that’s what Prince would have wanted.”
The release comes just weeks after Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson appeared on the ABC special “People Icons: Gone Too Soon.” During the jaw-dropping interview, Nelson claimed that she predicted the singer’s death.
“About three years ago he called. He said, ‘I think I’ve done everything I’ve come to do,'” said Nelson. “My dad and Prince always spoke in these types of riddles. He knew [he was going to die soon]. And he was preparing me. It’s very clear.”
Previously reported, on April 21, 2016, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park compound. In June, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office announced he had died of an accidental overdose.
Listen to the track, after the break.