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WELCOME MORE PRINCE

Sony Legacy has issued another track from the upcoming Prince release Welcome 2 America. The Prince estate, meanwhile, has unveiled a new season of its official podcast. 

“Hot Summer” is the latest track from Welcome 2 America, which was recorded and shelved in 2010; it comes out 7/30.

On the first episode of the podcast The Story of Welcome 2 America, Minneapolis music journalist Andrea Swensson and Prince’s longtime vocalist and collaborator Shelby J. share the backstory of how the Welcome 2 America sessions began, when Prince enlisted the young bass phenom Tal Wilkenfeld to help him form a live trio and record a series of improvisational compositions with drummer Chris Coleman. Once the instrumental tracks were recorded, Shelby and her fellow NPG vocalists Liv Warfield and Elisa Fiorillo were brought into Studio A to record their harmonies, melody lines, jokes and even a rap with Prince.

After recording “Hot Summer,” Prince took the musicians for a drive past the beach while cranking the new tune. Listen to it here.

 

ALONG CAME JONES
Alamo adds a COO. (1/13a)
VISUAL ARTISTS HONOR INTERSCOPE
A feast for the senses (1/14a)
GRAMMYS IN APRIL?
(NO FOOLIN')
Vegas, baby. (1/12a)
COACHELLA LINEUP: HARRY, YE, BILLIE AND THE WHOLE THING
The poster has been printed. (1/13a)
UTA: A YEAR OF MOMENTUM
Agency reshuffles the deck. (1/14a)
I DON'T WANNA WORK
I just wanna bang on my drum all day.
I HAVE A HANGOVER
I like to call it "2021."
I DON'T WANNA HAVE A MEETING
My Zoom backgrounds are all outdated.
I MISS CHRISTMAS
When's the next holiday that involves eggnog?
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