Prince's new music released almost a year after his death

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A new EP of previously unreleased Prince music is being released on the one-year anniversary of his death.

The release will be led with title track Deliverance, with a handful of fresh material to be made available from his secret vault by his estate. The songs were co-produced by Prince and Ian Boxill, who finished the songs over the previous year.

Fans of Prince shared their joy at the prospect of more music from the late star on Twitter, with one writing: "Now that I've heard #newmusic from @Prince, I'm wired".

A USA judge has blocked a planned release of new Prince music on the first anniversary of his death this week.

Title track "Deliverance" was already available to stream, and the other tracks, "Man Opera", "I Am", "Touch Me", "Sunrise Sunset". The estate and Paisley Park have filed a federal lawsuit to stop the release of the EP and have estimated that the value of the tracks to be at least $75,000.

As RMA announced the posthumous release and news spread on Tuesday, the silence from Prince's estate was deafening.

Boxill allegedly signed an agreement with Prince, saying he "would not use any recordings or property in any way whatsoever", and "he would return any such recordings or property to Prince immediately upon request".

Check out the tracklist and cover below, and let us know in the comments if you're going to scoop up Deliverance in a couple days or wait until its planned physical release on June 2.

Prince died at age 57 of an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. The majority of from all sales of Deliverance will benefit Prince's estate. Listings for the EP and the song "Deliverance" itself vanished from iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play on Wednesday evening.

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