LISTEN | This previously unheard Prince song was just released by the singer's estate

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  • The estate of singer Prince has released a previously unheard song from the star titled I Need A Man.
  • The funky track was recorded in 1987, and has remained unreleased until now.
  • I Need A Man will be included on the expanded reissue of Prince's Sign O' The Times album.


The estate of iconic singer Prince has released a previously unheard track from the star.

The song, titled I Need A Man, was recorded on 22 January 1987, according to Billboard.

I Need A Man will be included on the upcoming expanded reissue of Prince's Sign O' The Times album. 

According to a statement shared on the official Prince Instagram page, the track "was originally recorded for Prince's protégé act, The Hookers (an early version of Vanity 6), in August 1981". "It was completely redone for Bonnie [Raitt], with an updated sound that included live drums, Fairlight and Mirage synths, as well as sax and trumpet."

The post continues: "It was the first of four songs Prince recorded for her [Bonnie], however, the envisioned collaboration didn't ultimately materialise and Prince's re-tracked version of I Need A Man was returned to the vault and has remained unreleased until today."

Prince died in 2016 at the age of 57 from an accidental overdose.

Listen to the previously unheard song here:


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