Monday, September 29, 2014

Prince Has Big Launch Party Planned For His Two New Albums

His Royal Badness is back and ready to blow minds with his new music. He’s set to drop his two new album projects—PLECTRUMELECTRUM and Art Official Age—this Tuesday. And the multitalented music legend is doing it in style. A massive event is planned in celebration of the two new releases. According to Rolling, a release party is scheduled to be held inside his famous Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The party will kick off at 7:30 pm PT. The event will be live-streamed via Yahoo Live Nation and will feature his new band, 3RDEYEGIRL, and a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse inside the fabled studio.

The event is significant for a couple of reasons. One of them is that the albums are Prince’s first releases under his new deal with Warner Bros. The Purple One had a huge falling out with Warner Bros. in 1996, which brought about his departure from the label.  In April of this year, the two parties made amends with a new mutually beneficial agreement. Also, this is the first album he’s recorded with 3RDEYEGIRL since its formation in 2013. The members of the talented trio are Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass).

Art Official Age is a solo effort by Prince, and PLECTRUMELECTRUM is a collaboration between him and 3RDEYEGIRL. The latter is the more rock-oriented collection of the two with 3RDEYEGIRL having a lot of creative input on the tracks. Art Official Age is grounded more in R&B, which he’s dubbed “classic Prince.”  He produced, arranged, composed and performed this collection with singer/songwriter/producer Joshua Welton, who’s the husband of 3RDEYEGIRL member Hannah Ford.

The event will be streaming on Yahoo! Screen Live and on the Yahoo Screen App.

Art Official Age at Amazon


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