Prince channels "Superfly" on latest vault release

(June 5, 2021) Back in 2010, Prince recorded an album of new compositions and covers that never saw the light of day, even though he did a tour around the vaulted album’s title, Welcome 2 America. With the approval of Prince's estate, that long lost album will finally get its world release this July 30, in both standard and deluxe forms (the deluxe version including concert footage and additional songs).

The title track was issued a few weeks ago to rave reviews, and now a second single is out -- with a bit of history. Sounding like an outtake from a 70s action movie soundtracks -- more specifically "Superfly" - the song was issued as a response to Dr. Cornel West, who had criticized The Purple One, saying that he was "no Curtis Mayfield." Prince responded with "Born 2 Die," which sounds like absolutely classic Mayfield.

(June 5, 2021) Back in 2010, Prince recorded an album of new compositions and covers that never saw the light of day, even though he did a tour around the vaulted album’s title, Welcome 2 America. With the approval of Prince's estate, that long lost album will finally get its world release this July 30, in both standard and deluxe forms (the deluxe version including concert footage and additional songs).

The title track was issued a few weeks ago to rave reviews, and now a second single is out -- with a bit of history. Sounding like an outtake from a 70s action movie soundtracks -- more specifically "Superfly" - the song was issued as a response to Dr. Cornel West, who had criticized The Purple One, saying that he was "no Curtis Mayfield." Prince responded with "Born 2 Die," which sounds like absolutely classic Mayfield.

Check out "Born 2 Die" below and get ready with us for this expansive upcoming album from Prince.

Prince - "Born 2 Die"

 

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