With a string of surprise releases, including “Breakfast Can Wait” (which sported this hilariously awesome cover) peppered around over the past twelve months, the Purple Yoda of Funk better known as Prince is gearing to release his thirty-third solo album titled Art Official Age on September 29th (alongside a simultaneous LP release from his NPG/Warner Bros signed band 3RDEYEGIRL titled PLECTRUMELECTRUM).
The latest taster from the iconic musician’s forthcoming body of work, which is being touted as a ‘classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton’, is “U KNOW”. A smoothed out R&B cut, which although sporting closer similarities to more current releases than die-hard fans of the multi-award winning songsmith would care for, it still oozes an undeniable air of quality.
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ART OFFICIAL AGE and PLECTRUMELECTRUM are now available for pre-order via digital retailers and from artofficialage.com. Early buyers will be able to unlock ‘instant grat’ tracks from each record. The album releases will also be marked by a series of very special events taking place globally, to be confirmed shortly. Album tracklists below…
ART OFFICIAL AGE
ART OFFICIAL CAGE
THE GOLD STANDARD
BREAKFAST CAN WAIT
THIS COULD BE US
WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
affirmation I & II
WAY BACK HOME