Well, it seems Prince will be giving us a lot of music this year.
The LA Times are reporting that Prince plans to release not 1, not 2 but 3 albums this year !
He’s in final negotiations with “a major retailer” to distribute the music in physical form, and a highly interactive website will also provide an opportunity to buy. He’s not working with a record label. “The gatekeepers have to change,” he said.
The first disc, tentatively titled “MPLSOUND,” is an electro-flavored solo effort recorded at Paisley Park Studios. Prince experimented with Pro Tools and “new ways of recording” on these trippy, experimental pop songs. One features a Q-Tip rap; another calls a “Funky Congregation” to worship and may become a live set piece.
The style is described as going back to the sound of When Doves Cry.
Can’t wait to hear the new stuff !