Prince fans around the world are in celebration! At long last, Piano & A Microphone 1983, "a collection of demos and unreleased tracks that Prince recorded at his home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota," is going to see public release. Leading up to its September 21 drop, the Prince Estate and Warner Bros. Records have released Prince's never-before-heard single "Why the Butterflies," to build some hype...and it's essential listening for anyone and everyone!
The track, which features a distinctly bluesy feel, is one of three tracks seeing the light of day for the first time on the new album. The other two are "Wednesday" and "Cold Coffee & Cocaine," which fans are eager to hear for real after imagining them for so long.
The internet was, and always will be, in awe of Prince's work:
@pitchfork @prince Heard it this morning. Such a genius— A.R.G.E.N.I.S (@A.R.G.E.N.I.S)1536898659.0
I really hate that Prince’s music is streaming now against his wishes but all these unmastered studio tracks got me… https://t.co/T1DmxtCJH1— Stephen J. (@Stephen J.)1536937133.0
@okayplayer @prince Unreal🔮— Miff (@Miff)1536926445.0
@Ina3121 Currently on repeat 💜— Janis (@Janis)1536933046.0
My god. This previously unreleased Prince track is devastating perfection. Why did you keep this from the world?? W… https://t.co/fd5Pon8UjS— Zoe Griffith (@Zoe Griffith)1536965959.0
If Prince's estate intended to rile up his fan base for the big release, they definitely succeeded!
Good afternoon, #PrinceFamily Next Friday marks the release of #Prince "Piano & a Microphone, 1983". I am hoping h… https://t.co/BOV4WsoIdV— Purple Prince♎ (@Purple Prince♎)1536856364.0
I really excited for the Piano & a Microphone 1983 release 💜— Jackie Talks Nerdy ☔️ (@Jackie Talks Nerdy ☔️)1536291119.0
I’m waiting on this. https://t.co/1AWUrLM9cV— gavin stxne. (@gavin stxne.)1536986951.0
@nprmusic I need this album now. I can’t wait 2 weeks.— JohnnyUofAngst (@JohnnyUofAngst)1536289320.0
@nprmusic Just brilliant. Thanks to everyone who brought this to light. Prince, indeed.— Peter Klabunde (@Peter Klabunde)1536262079.0
These 'Piano and Microphone' Prince tracks are all kinds of doing it for me. https://t.co/Fw2h9HgLjV— Chris Waller (@Chris Waller)1537002345.0
Prince may have passed, but his music is immortal.
My favorite Prince song. This is amazing... https://t.co/PFIdnLOkDR— a JLT of lightening (@a JLT of lightening)1536978802.0
🙏🏾 Spike Lee shares video for Prince's unreleased "Mary Don't You Weep" from @BlacKkKlansman:… https://t.co/lRD0udhG09— Complex Music (@Complex Music)1534950261.0