New Prince EP, Deliverance, to arrive on anniversary of death
Out on 21 April, the EP will feature unreleased tracks from the late icon at a time when he was unsigned
Previously unheard material will be released independently on the first anniversary of Prince’s death via Rogue Music Alliance. A physical version will be made available on 2 June.
Deliverance will include six new tracks recorded between 2006 and 2008 – a time when the late icon was unsigned and against the culture of internet downloads and sharing music online.
The EP will feature Man Opera – a “four-movement medley” – I Am along with an extended version of the song, Touch Me, Sunrise Sunset, No One Else, and the title track, Deliverance, which you can hear below.
Ian Boxill co-wrote and co-produced all of the tracks. After Prince’s death, he continued to complete the tracks with the aim of providing fans with unreleased material. On the EP, he said in a press release, “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.”
On the independent release, he 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.”
See the tracklist and listen to the title track below.
2. I Am
3. Touch Me
4. Sunrise Sunset
5. No One Else
6. I Am (Extended)