Prince’s previously unreleased ‘Welcome 2 America’ album is dropping in July
The Prince Estate and Tradition Recordings, a department of Sony Music Home entertainment, revealed Thursday the upcoming release of the 2010 Prince album, “Welcome 2 America.”
It is referred to as “a powerful creative statement that documents 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 title track, “Welcome 2 America,” is streaming now on numerous platforms consisting of Spotify and Apple Music.
“Throughout the powerful song, Prince delivers a searing, spoken-word soliloquy set to music about 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,'” according to a press release.
Quickly after he finished the 2010 “Welcome 2 America” album, Prince started a trip of the very same name that consisted of numerous efficiencies in numerous United States cities.
He topped it off with the “21 Nite Stand” at The Online Forum in Inglewood, California.
The luxurious edition of “Welcome 2 America” will consist of the total studio vault album on both CD and black vinyl (accompanied with a high-resolution digital download) plus a never-before-released complete performance video of Prince’s April 28, 2011 program at The Online forum.
“60 Minutes” reporter Jon Wertheim got a sneak peek of the album along with the story behind its making which will be airing this Sunday on CBS.
“Welcome 2 America” drops July 30.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.