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Posted: April 18, 2017

New Prince music appears ahead of anniversary of death


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By Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Fans of the late music icon Prince have new music to look forward to.

According to a Tuesday news release, Rogue Music Alliance is releasing an EP of music from the singer April 21.

Prince died April 21, 2016 of an accidental drug overdose at age 57.

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The songs contain previously unreleased music that, according to the release, are “new, undiscovered studio recordings from 2006-2008.”

song called “Deliverance” is already available for purchase from the six-song EP.

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"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,” Ian Boxill, who co-wrote and produced all of the songs on the EP with Prince, said in a statement. “I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many. 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.”

RMA is an independent group that, according to the release, “operates as a hub of label-esque services partnering with artists to form their own micro label.”

The “Deliverance” EP can be pre-ordered on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. It will be released in physical form June 2.

 


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