Unreleased Prince Songs Collected on New EP

One year after Prince's death, new music is being released from the legendary performer. The songs were written and recorded when Prince was an independent artist, protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry. Boxill then completed the tracks following Prince's death a year ago.

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. It features 6 tracks, including the title song. which you can already preview. "I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many". He continues, "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".

The upcoming six-song EP, DELIVERANCE, promises to be a worthy addition to Prince's catalog of songs. The majority of all sales of DELIVERANCE will benefit Prince's estate. The filing states Boxill "is now trying to exploit one or more songs for his personal gain at expense of the Prince Estate". The project is titled Deliverance and is available to pre-order now on iTunes.

The EP will initially be a digital release, with physical release following on June 2. Deliverance is being released independently on a Vancouver, Washington-based label called the Rogue Music Alliance, which, as Variety noted, has a suspiciously minimal web presence for a label handling a new Prince album. The "opera" is less successful but still intriguing - the four linked segments are dramatically different stylistically, ranging from a simple rocker to a gentle ballad, a complex, nearly classical segment and a closing slow groove - as is the longer version of the song "I Am".

  • Salvatore Jensen