Prince has played the long game when it comes to teasing PLECTRUMELECTRUM, an album made with his newish backing band 3rd Eye Girl. Back in June came the news that he’d release another new album without the aid of 3rd Eye Girl; it’s been referred to as “classic Prince.”
And now we know that both will be out September 30 on Warner Bros. Records, the latter called Art Official Age.
Pre-orders for both are available now, and you can listen to “Clouds,” the new single off Art Official Age, below. (Just to reiterate: “Clouds” is off Prince’s album without 3rd Eye Girl, even though the SoundCloud lists “Prince and 3rd Eye Girl” as the artist account. Confusing but the big takeaway is: Prince doesn’t need any stinkin’ clouds, is unsure of an object’s existence if a stage is not involved.)
Anyway, for more distinctions regarding Art Official Age and PLECTRUMELECTRUM, consider reading this report from a Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter who got an early listen.