In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death this Friday (April 21), a six-song EP of unreleased music from the pop icon titled Deliverance is set to be released independently via Vancouver, WA-based record company Rogue Music Alliance.
According to a press release from RMA, the EP features the title track, “Man Opera,” which includes a four-movement medley: “I Am,” “Touch Me,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “No One Else;” and an extended version of “I Am.” The press release also says that the tracks were recorded between 2006 and 2008 with his engineer Ian Boxill, and following Prince’s passing, Ian went back in the studio to finish it up.
“The songs were written and recorded when Prince was an independent artist, protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry,” the press release reads. “In the spirit of that independence, and in supporting Prince’s opinion of major label contracts, Deliverance is being released independently via RMA.”
The EP is available now for pre-order on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. The disc version of Deliverance will be released natiwide on June 2 at Walmart, Target and other major stores.
The majority of all sales will benefit Prince’s estate.
Stream the title track “Deliverance” below.