New Prince Music Is Coming

New Prince Music Is Coming

The icon's estate will release a new album of previously unreleased material this fall.

The icon's estate will release a new album of previously unreleased material this fall.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Two years after the death of one of music’s greatest trailblazers, Prince, his legacy will continue to expand. Following his rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U” being unveiled to the world, a new album featuring never before heard music from the icon will be released in September. The news comes courtesy of music mogul Troy Carter, who took over as a caretaker of Prince’s estate last year and opened up to Variety about the vast archives that he left behind.

“Prince basically saved everything, so there are decades of music and video and artifacts, but it takes a long time to go through each one of those and research the historical context: where is this from, who did he collaborate with, where was it recorded, what year, was it the final version?,” Carter explained about the process, before revealing that “Nothing Compares” was the first release from the new collection. "This will be more time-specific," he said about the record. "Michael Howe, who’s been working with us on the archive, has done a tremendous job of finding some special pieces of work, and one of the pieces that he found, all of us fell in love with it and decided this was special enough for fans to hear. So we’re putting the final touches on it — it’ll come in the fall."

Given Prince's creative process and constant recording sessions, it seems inevitable that more music will come even beyond this year. "Prince recorded and rehearsed and performed constantly, and he taped everything, so once you think you’ve gotten close [to finding everything], you find new things," he said. The new album will arrive September 28, and who knows the vast possibilities that could happen beyond that.

Listen to "Nothing Compares 2 U" below.

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