Prince Releases Surprise Song, ‘The Breakdown’


Prince is making a comeback and he wants you all to know it. 

Just a day after announcing he had rejoined Warner Brothers and that he had plans to release new music sometime soon, the purple one has pulled one on fans and released a new track. Fittingly, the new track’s debut comes on the day that can be described as a music lovers Christmas; Record Store Day. 

The track which is titled “The Breakdown” was released late last night, according to Rolling Stone and is already available for download over at iTunes. While taking over The Arsenio Hall Show back in February, Prince said that this song was his favorite one from the batch of new track he had been working on.

“The Breakdown” joins several previously released song including the one he performed with New Girl and She & Him frontwoman, Zooey Deschanel, “FALLINLOVE2NITE.”

With the re-signing to his former label, it was revealed that he would once again regain ownership of his back catalog while Dirty Mind, Controversy, and 1999 will continue to be licensed through the label as part of a new global agreement. 

The new agreement will also mean that Purple Rain will be remastered as a deluxe, remastered edition to coincide with the 30th anniversary in June as well as his new album and “other projects set to follow.”