“More than life itself,” is the way Edward Lewis describes his love of Prince in the movie Pretty Woman, and while this isn’t the first sentiment on which I have connected with a fictional character (“Man was in the forest.” – Bambi’s Mum), it’s possibly the most resonant. For any devoted Prince fan, the prospect of new material is always a rollercoaster ride of dizzying expectation coupled with fear of disappointment but his fabled next album – set for release this year – might just have the potential to be quality funk-centric Prince goodness.

Four unreleased and allegedly new tracks that are claimed to have been recorded by Prince have emerged online via a mysterious YouTube channel, which should be removed swiftly when the infamously anti-Internet Purple Yoda discovers their presence (assuming they are authentic cuts). Take a listen to the tracks below, led by single-sounding “Same Page Different Book” a nice playable jam with a funk-soul groove, and an awesome electronica flavoured remix of “RNR Affair”.

Prince was last seen changing the face of fashion when he performed in this joy-platter of an outfit at iHeartRadio Music Festival in September 2012.

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Via Potholes In My Blog.