Prince recorded a prolific amount of music before his untimely death, and now his estate is preparing to release Welcome 2 America, a full studio album recorded over a decade ago.
Via Prince Vault:
Welcome 2 America has been announced for release in July 2021. It is the first full previously-unreleased studio album of Prince material to be released posthumously, and the tenth posthumous album release overall. Recorded in 2010, the album was tentatively planned for release in 2011, likely as a follow-up to 20Ten and in conjunction with the Welcome 2 America Tour, which ran from December 2010 to May 2011. The album was abandoned at the time for unknown reasons, however. The album as announced for release in July 2021 makes use of what’s believed to be the final configuration of the album.
Prince keyboardist Morris Hayes gave 60 Minutes a tour of the studio and even shared an unreleased track:
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