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Listen to Prince's unreleased song Deliverance as new music drops one year after music icon's death

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Unrealeased Prince music is set to drop on the one-year anniversary of the music icon’s death.

On Tuesday it was announced that a new EP called Deliverance, containing three previously unreleased songs dating from 2006-2008, will be released on Friday.

The title track Deliverance is available now on iTunes and Apple Music.

A press release said the songs on the EP – the title track, an eight-minute-plus multi-part Man Opera containing four titles, and an extended version of one of those titles, I Am – were co-written and co-produced by Prince with longtime Paisley Park engineer Ian Boxill.

After Prince’s death, Boxill completed recording and mixing the songs.

“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.

“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.”

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Singer Prince performs onstage during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards

Singer Prince performs onstage during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards

The title track is a bluesy slow-burner with some blazing guitar work, gospelesque backing singers and a soaring falsetto vocal from Prince.

The material is strongly reminiscent of Prince’s 2006 album 3121, which many feel is among the best of his later albums.

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The EP will be released by an independent label called the Rogue Music Alliance based in Vancouver, Washington.

A substantial marketing plan is in place, as the firm has hired a top PR firm and says it has deals in place with iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Walmart, Target and others.

A rep for Universal, which technically could have rights to the recordings under the terms of the deal it is now trying to get out of, declined to comment. A representative for Prince’s estate did not respond to requests for comment.

Thanks to: mirror – US gossip

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