Prince’s Estate To Release Singer’s First Posthumous Album ‘Welcome 2 America’; Title Track is Out Now
Written by Jay Holz on April 8, 2021
Prince fans, rejoice. The legendary singer’s first posthumous album Welcome 2 America gets an official release date. Today, we also get the title track.
According to reports, Welcome 2 America is set to drop everywhere worldwide on July 30th. For the first time since his untimely death in 2016, the singer’s estate will release a full-length album. Best part? It’s full of never-before-heard, album from the legend.
The estate has already re-released some of his classic hits like “1999” and “Sign o’ the Times,” but now we’re getting a complete project. The 12-track album was recorded at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios in 2010. Thankfully, it will now finally see the light of day.
In the announcement, here’s what the estate said can be expected from the album:
“Prince’s concerns, hopes and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice.” The album will touch on “golden parachutes, the superficial nature of social media, reality TV-fueled celebrity culture, and corporate monopolies in the music industry, ultimately concluding that America is the ‘Land of the free/home of the slave,’” the estate said.
Listen to the title track below and get ready for a hot summer!