Prince Drops "Deliverance" One Year After Death

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Prince Drops "Deliverance" One Year After Death

It’s been a year since the sudden and tragic death of Prince what a year—but that doesn’t mean we have to live any longer without his music. Production company RMA (Rogue Music Alliance) said Tuesday that it will release a posthumous, six-song EP, Delieverance, comprising previously undiscovered studio recordings made between 2006 and 2008, on Friday.

The title track, “Deliverance,” is available now on iTunes and Apple Music, and the pre-order for the EP is also available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

According to RMA, Prince wrote and recorded all of the tracks with producer Ian Boxill beginning in 2006. After Prince’s death on April 21, 2016, at age 57, Boxill decided to finish the songs.

“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,” Boxill said in a statement released by RMA. “When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because that’s what Prince would have wanted.”

According to the statement, production/marketing duo Gabriel Wilson and David Staley formed RMA with the intent of providing “equity for artists.”

Check out a sample of the song, which sounds heavily steeped in gospel, here, as well as an incredible Prince concert video from 1982, an exclusive from the bottomless Paste Cloud, here.