The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, have released a new unheard Prince track, titled Hot Summer.
The song is the second lifted from his forthcoming album Welcome 2 America, recorded back in 2010, and scheduled for release on July 30.
Alongside the new offering, Prince’s Estate has launched a new season of its official podcast. The Story of Welcome 2 America follows the making of the new album through the studios of Paisley Park and out onto the road with Prince in 2010-2011.
The podcast also recounts the memories of Prince’s long-time vocalist Shelby J., as well as fellow NPG vocalists Liv Warfield and Elisa Fiorillo’s, of becoming close with the musician. One tale recalls a time after the recording of new single Hot Summer, where Prince took them along for a drive past the beach while blasting the new tune.
Elisa Fiorillo says on the podcast: “All those people were outside and I’m thinking it’s broad daylight, they’re gonna see him. But we didn’t care.
“We had the windows rolled down and we were playing Hot Summer. There’s nothing like driving in a car and listening to music and I think he agreed.”
“It makes me think we’re all at the beach doing the twist, like Annette Funicello,” Shelby J. added. “That’s just what I feel when I hear that song. So I say it’s going be a Hot Purple Summer!”
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- Prince - Sign 'O' The Times - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $42.00, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 29-Nov-2022 10:50)on December 1, 2022 at 1:16 am
PRINCE Sign 'O' The Times (1987 UK/German-pressed 16-track double LP, with illustrated lyric inners & wide spined glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent [small side splits to the inners] with minimal wear & the vinyl is in superb Excellent condition with few signs of play WX88)
- Prince - Parade - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.00, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Oct-2022 12:29)on December 1, 2022 at 1:16 am
PRINCE Parade (1986 original US 12-track LP, featuring music from the motion picture 'Under The Cherry Moon' plus the hit singles Kiss, Girls And Boys, Mountains and Anotherloverholenyohead, gatefold picture sleeve with deletion notch cut on the edge plus picture inner. The sleeve has some light storage wear with discolouration and the beginnings of a small tear to opening edge, but the vinyl shows only a few signs of play)
- Prince - Nineteen Ninety Nine - German - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.00, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 31-Aug-2022 11:38)on December 1, 2022 at 1:16 am
PRINCE 1999 (Scarce 1983 German 6-track LP single disc issue with 'eye' picture labels. The picture sleeve is a design variant to the double album edition. The sleeve shows a little shelf/ringwear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play)
- Prince - Girls & Boys - EX - UK - 12" vinyl - £12.00, $14.40, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 05-Sep-2022 12:05)on December 1, 2022 at 1:16 am
PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION Girls & Boys (1986 UK 3-track 12" single featuring the LP Version, Under The Cherry Moon & Erotic City Make Love Not War... The sleeve shows a little sun fading to the edge and the vinyl has little sign of play W8586T)
- Prince - Controversy - 180gm Vinyl + Poster - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $23.99, €23.19 (New Item) (arrived 16-Sep-2022 15:37)on December 1, 2022 at 1:16 am
PRINCE Controversy (2011 UK/EU limited edition 8-track remastered 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP reissue of his 1981 fourth album including the singles Controversy, Let's Work, Do Me Baby and Sexuality. The picture sleeve does have some shelfwear corner creasing evident but retains its hype-sticker affixed to the front and the vinyl looks barely played)