Prince is living example that no living willing (and physically) able musician ever truly retires.
The Purple One is making the most out of his current contract with Warner Bros. by simultaneously releasing two albums on the same day in September.
The musician announced Monday morning that he will release his first solo album in four years, entitled ART OFFICIAL AGE, out Sept. 30.
The news was delivered via 3rd Eye Girl, who also noted that the funk ‘n’ roll band will release a full-length album, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, on Sept. 30 as well. Both albums are currently available for presale online.
The all-female ensemble — American drummer Hannah Ford, Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis and Danish bassist Ida Nielsen — made the announcement when they stopped by Good Morning America (below_ on Monday, also previewing Prince’s new song “Clouds.”
While Prince has not released a full-length album since 2010, the singer did record a duet with Zooey Deschanel in March and premiered the track on the post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl. He has been touring with 3rd Eye Girl in Europe.]
Prince has sold more than 100 million records worldwide so expect him to just throw some more accolades to the trophy mantel this year.
Flip the next page to see the tracklistings for both caps locks heavy albums and pre-orders to purchase.