Prince may be gone physically, but musically he lives. The Prince Estate and Tidal have partnered to release a posthumous album of the late singer’s unreleased work, according to reports.
Expected to be drop in 2019, the project will feature “previously unreleased music sourced from Prince’s vast archive of Vault recordings.”
The album will be exclusively streamed on Tidal for 14 days but will be available for download seven days after its release.
“Our only goal is to share Prince’s music with his fans as he wanted,” Jay-Z said in a statement. “After [a] thoughtful and honest conversation with him, he chose TIDAL as his partner for HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two, and we will continue to respect and honor Prince’s enduring legacy and wishes with this new collection.”
Prince’s Estate and Tidal were recently enthralled in a legal battle after the estate sued Tidal in 2016 claiming Prince’s music was being streamed without his permission. Now that the legal troubles are settled, his album can released.
“I’m very pleased this is resolved and we get to honor the relationship between Prince and Tidal with this album,” said Troy Carter from the Prince Estate in a statement. “We look forward to fans hearing the new music and experiencing the genius of Prince.”
More than music can be expected from the “Purple Rain’ singer. Before his death, Prince began working on his memoir, The Beautiful Ones, and the 50-pages he completely before his untimely death will be released later this year.