Prince's new music released almost a year after his death

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Aprile 21, 2017

The release will be led with title track Deliverance, with a handful of fresh material to be made available from his secret vault by his estate. Recording engineer Ian Boxill co-wrote all the songs with Prince, and ultimately finished the tracks after his death on April 21 previous year.

The late musician wrote them with his then-recording engineer, Ian Boxill, as a protest of injustice in music industry.

Court papers accuse George Ian Boxill of trying to exploit Prince's songs for personal gain, valuing his proposed EP at $75,000 (£58,567).

In a statement announcing the music, Boxill said most proceeds would go to Prince's estate and that the pop legend would have appreciated the independent release.

Other songs on the album include I Am, Touch Me, Sunrise Sunset, No One Else, and I Am (extended). "In the spirit of that independence, and in supporting Prince's opinion of major label contracts, Deliverance is being released independently".

A request for comment from Boxill was not immediately returned to ABC News.

Prince's estate has filed a lawsuit against the EP's producer. "Instead, Mr. Boxill maintained copies of certain tracks, waited until after Prince's tragic death, and is now attempting to release tracks without the authorization of the Estate and in violation of the agreement and applicable law".

The US singer-songwriter, whose real name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died at his Minnesota home on April 21 previous year at the age of 57. My team and I are excited for the "Deliverance" single to be available again to Prince's loyal fans. The set is going to be released on April 21 via Rogue Music Alliance, AceShowbiz said.

Deliverance, initially due for release tomorrow in honour of the one year anniversary of Prince's death, has since been pulled from Apple Music and iTunes, despite reaching #1 on Apple Music's pre-order chart.

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