Prince To Release Two Albums On September 30

September 30 will be a huge day for Prince fans as The Purple One will release two studio albums on that date. Prince will unveil a solo album, ART OFFICIAL AGE, as well as PLECTRUMELECTRUM, an album featuring his 3rdEyeGirl all-girl backing trio. Not only are the album titles in all-caps, but every song on each album are caps-locked as well.

Both albums, which will be released on Warner Bros. Records, mark Prince's first new efforts since 2010's 20Ten. ART OFFICIAL AGE contains 13 tracks produced by Prince & Joshua Welton, while PLECTRUMELECTRUM contains 12 tracks. The solo album is said to be "a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk," while the full-band is described as "an electrifying funk-rock statement." Prince has performed material from both albums at recent shows. Various pre-order packages are available via the Art Official Age official store.

"Prince is one of just a handful of visionary artists who have truly reshaped and redefined modern music and culture," said Warner Bros. Records Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang. "For the past 35 years, he has never stopped evolving, challenging himself, reinventing his sound, and pushing boundaries. In true Prince fashion, he has just given us not one, but two extraordinary albums that express the incredible range and depth of his talent. All of us at WBR are immensely proud to be working with Prince to bring this brilliant new music to his legions of fans around the world, and needless to say we are thrilled to be working in partnership with him again."

Art Official Age tracklist:

01. ART OFFICIAL CAGE
02. CLOUDS
03. BREAKDOWN
04. THE GOLD STANDARD
05. U KNOW
06. BREAKFAST CAN WAIT
07. THIS COULD BE US
08. WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
09. affirmation I & II
10. WAY BACK HOME
11. FUNKNROLL
12. TIME
13. affirmation II

Plectrumelectrum tracklist:

01. WOW
02. PRETZELBODYLOGIC
03. AINTTURNINROUND
04. PLECTRUMELECTRUM
05. WHITECAPS
06. FIXURLIFEUP
07. BOYTROUBLE
08. STOPTHISTRAIN
09. ANOTHERLOVE
10. TICKTACTOE
11. MARZ
12. FUNKNROLL

[Published on: 8/25/14]

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