To commemorate the one year anniversary of Prince’s death, Billboard reports a six-track EP titled Deliverance will feature the late singer’s unreleased music and will be available for download Friday (April 21). The project’s title track is available now on iTunes and Apple Music.
According to a press release, Deliverance is available for pre-order on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, and a physical copy will be released June 2, five days before what would’ve been his 59th birthday. Noticeably missing from the streaming services are Tidal and Spotify.
The music to be featured on the EP are tracks recorded from 2006-2008. Prince co-wrote and co-produced the songs alongside his recording and mixing engineer, George Ian Boxill, who he worked with for five years. Boxill is said to have spent the last year arranging, finishing the production 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 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. When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because that’s what Prince would have wanted.”
The estate and Paisley Park are also requesting that “any and all masters, copies and reproductions” be returned, but it doesn’t look as if it will happen prior to the EP’s Friday release.
2. “I Am”
3. “Touch Me”
4. “Sunrise Sunset”
5. “No One Else”
6. “I Am (Extended)”
Listen to the latest melody below.