Prince‘s estate is gearing up to release a posthumous album featuring a range of 14 previously unreleased tracks, due on June 7th.
The highly-anticipated project titled Originals will only be available through TIDAL (at least for now) and will be heard for the first time via a listening party put on by the streaming service and hosted by Jay-Z on June 6th. Each song on the effort was carefully selected by Hov along with Troy Carter of The Prince Estate, most of which were recorded during the ’80s, and include original versions of records the Grammy winner penned for others. Album release parties are expected to take place around the globe, with fans celebrating Originals in Spain, Poland, and Brazil.
“Prince led the way, for artistic freedom, for ownership. He’s one of the bravest people I can think of in the industry. He trusted us, not just me, but TIDAL, to continue his fight,” the Brooklyn native said in a statement. “Trying to help further that legacy through his music is both an honor we couldn’t pass up as an organization dedicated to empowering artists. This gives his true fans that peak behind the curtain.” Keep an eye out for more news regarding this amazing event.