Prince Reveals He Will Release Two New Albums in September

The albums are "Plectrum Electrum" and "Art Official Age."

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Prince has revealed details of not one, but two forthcoming albums, Gigwise reports.

The first, "Plectrum Electrum," has been in the pipeline since the start of the year when the singer held a press conference at Lianna La Havas' house and performed a series of guerilla-style surprise gigs in London.

Prince has now revealed that not only will "Plectrum Electrum" be out in September, but it will be released alongside another full-length album, "Art Official Age" - this one without the help of his band 3RDEYEGIRL.

The album will feature 13 songs, one of which, "Breakdown," has already been revealed, and is available to pre-order already. Listen below.

Both "Plectrum Electrum" and "Art Official Age" are set for release on 29 September.

The full tracklist for "Art Official Age" is:

1. Art Official Cage
2. Clouds
3. Breakdown
4. The Gold Standard
5. U Know Prince
6. Breakfast Can Wait
7. This Could Be Us
8. What It Feels Like
9. Affirmation I & II
10. Way Back Home
11. Funknroll12. Time13. Affirmation III

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    Really looking forward to plectrum electrum. His live preformances with 3rdeyegirl are amazing and he´s finally showing again that he´s one of the most awesome guitar players alive.
    I think this new band has really sparked a fire under Prince's ass, and that's absolutely a good thing. He's a very unique and talented musician, but he didn't seem very inspired for quite a while there.
    3rdeyegirl is awesome, in a way they seem like the band Prince has always wanted. Wendy and Lisa are still the best collaboration partners he has ever had though.
    I'm actually curious is the rest of 3RDEYEGIRL having a hand in the songwriting for that album or not??
    I like Prince, but that Breakdown mix sounds bad, so compressed and lack of feel. Mayhaps intentional?
    I know what you mean but I think it's definitely intentional, at least in parts, like when the bass comes in.
    The "Little Purple Monster". His crew doesn't even know which venue they're going to, for a lot of his Only the TM does.