Prince has been teasing a new album. He’s giving us two. On September 30, Warner Bros. will release his new solo album, Art Official Age, and his album with current band 3rd Eye Girl, Plectrum Electrum. Pre-orders of the records come with a chance to see Prince play at his Paisley Park studios in Minnesota on an unspecified date in October.
3rd Eye Girl made the official announcement this morning on Good Morning America. Details for both albums are also available online and via iTunes. Art Official Age includes last year’s “Breakfast Can Wait” and simmering new single “Clouds,” both of which you can hear below. Plectrum Electrum delivers Prince’s Zooey Deschanel collaboration, “FALLINLOVE2NITE.” Scroll down for the complete tracklists and cover art; you can pre-order the albums here and here.
Back in June, the Minneapolis Star Tribune was first to report that Prince was planning to release not one, but two new albums. Though both tracklists include a song called “FUNKNROLL,” the version on Art Official Age will reportedly be a remix. According to the Star Tribune, the album also features a rap song with Rita Ora and a song based on the #ThisCouldBeUsButYouPlayin meme, which is based on an image of Prince on a motorcycle from Purple Rain. If anyone can beat Prince’s wonderful, internet-winning “Breakfast Can Wait” cover art, it’s Prince.
Prince, Art Official Age (September 30, Warner Bros.)
1. ART OFFICIAL AGE
4. THE GOLD STANDARD
5. U KNOW
6. BREAKFAST CAN WAIT
7. THIS COULD BE US
8. WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
9. affirmation I & II
10. WAY BACK HOME
13. affirmation III
Prince and 3rd Eye Girl, Plectrum Electrum (September 30, Warner Bros.)
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