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Listen: Title Track for New Prince Album Welcome 2 America

Watch the YouTube clip below to hear the title track to the new Prince album Welcome 2 America, due to be released on July 30, 2021.

The new album recorded in 2010 and released from Prince's archives by the Prince Estate is available now for pre-order via the prince.com website.

Prince's Instagram account released this statement with the Welcome 2 America announcement:

"Prince's enigmatic and prescient statement album Welcome 2 America will be released July 30, 2021, by The Prince Estate and @LegacyRecordings. The Deluxe Edition includes the previously unreleased studio album and a full 2011 Prince concert at The Forum on Blu-ray.

Recorded in 2010 before the Welcome 2 America Tour, the studio album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice.

“The world is fraught with misin4mation. George Orwell's vision of the future is here. We need 2 remain steadfast in faith in the trying times ahead," Prince told @ebonymagazine in 2010, around the time he was recording the album.

Welcome 2 America features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with bassist Tal Wilkenfeld , drummer CrC, and GRAMMY-nominated engineer Jason Agel, plus vocals by NPG singers Shelby J., Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo Dease and co-production by Morris Hayes.

As a companion collector single, pre-order a numbered limited-edition gold 7” vinyl exclusively from the official Prince Store. The 7” includes the studio version of “Welcome 2 America” and a previously unreleased live version performed @theforum on the B-side. https://store.prince.com/store/

The title track "Welcome 2 America" is available now on streaming platforms. Pre-order digital, vinyl, CD, and Deluxe editions of Welcome 2 America with link in bio.

For more on Welcome 2 America, @60minutes correspondent Jon Wertheim got a preview of the album and the story behind it for a report airing this Sunday, April 11, on @CBS."

 

Welcome 2 America Tracklist

  1. Welcome 2 America
  2. Running Game (Son of a Slave Master)
  3. Born 2 Die
  4. 1000 Light Years From Here
  5. Hot Summer
  6. Stand Up and B Strong (Soul Asylum cover)
  7. Check The Record
  8. Same Page, Different Book
  9. When She Comes
  10. 1010 (Rin Tin Tin)
  11. Yes
  12. One Day We Will All B Free

Welcome 2 America (Live at The Forum, April 28, 2011) Tracklist (Blu-Ray)

  1. Joy In Repetition
  2. Brown Skin (India.Arie cover)
  3. 17 Days
  4. Shhh
  5. Controversy
  6. Theme From “Which Way Is Up” (Stargard cover)
  7. What Have You Done For Me Lately (Janet Jackson cover)
  8. Partyman
  9. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover)
  10. Misty Blue (Eddy Arnold cover)
  11. Let’s Go Crazy
  12. Delirious
  13. 1999
  14. Little Red Corvette
  15. Purple Rain
  16. The Bird (The Time cover – Prince composition)
  17. Jungle Love (The Time cover – Prince composition)
  18. A Love Bizarre (Sheila E. cover – Prince composition)
  19. Kiss
  20. Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry cover)
  21. Inglewood Swinging (cover of Kool & the Gang’s “Hollywood Swinging”)
  22. Fantastic Voyage (Lakeside cover)
  23. More Than This (Roxy Music cover)