NEW MUSIC: PRINCE | WELCOME 2 AMERICA
Five years since his death, the Prince Estate has announced that Prince’s unreleased 2010 album, "Welcome 2 America," will be released out of the vault on July 30th. In the new powerful song of the same name, Prince delivers a searing, spoken-word soliloquy set to music about golden parachutes, the superficial nature of social media, reality TV-fueled celebrity culture, and the corporate monopolies music industry. The new collection will feature 11 original Prince tracks alongside a cover of Soul Asylum’s “Stand Up and B Strong.” While the tracks have never gotten an official release, Prince has played some of the songs live. The forthcoming deluxe edition of the album is set to also feature a Blu-ray concert film from Prince’s 2011 Inglewood, California stop during his “Welcome 2 America” tour.