Prepare to get your groove on tomorrow, because you’ll be able to listen to Deliverance in full. Hear the title track in all its bluesy glory below.
Surprise! The Prince estate has unveiled the six track EP Deliverance, to be released on the one year anniversary of his death.
Deliverance opens with fierce blues riff before settling into a steady gospel-tinged groove that builds with an increasingly bombastic mix of guitar, organ and back-up vocals. Prince’s vocals are nimble but charged.
You can ease the pain of a few but until God intervenes/
Ain’t nothing, nothing man can do/
Except cause each other injury/
Somebody say, ‘Katrina levees’
Prince co-wrote and co-produced the six Deliverance songs with frequent collaborator Ian Boxill between 2006 and 2008. Boxill completed and mixed the songs after the pop star’s death last year.
Along with the title song, the EP includes a four-movement medley titled Man Opera that comprises the tracks I Am, Touch Me, Sunrise Sunset and No One Else. The EP closes with an extended version of I Am. – Rolling Stone.