Prince has always shocked us, but he’s done something that no one ever imagined he would do – he reconciled with Warner Bros. and has resigned with the label.
After a 20-year separation, Prince is gearing up to release a new album on the label that brought us his classic albums “1999,” “Controversy,” “Dirty Mind,” and others. As part of the new deal, Warner Bros. will release previously unreleased songs and a digitally remastered, 30th-anniversary edition of Prince’s masterpiece, “Purple Rain.”
His Royal Badness surprised us even further by releasing a new single only hours after the Warner Bros. deal was announced. “The Breakdown,” which could have fit perfectly on the “Sign o’ the Times” album, is a melancholy ballad that laments a wasted life. Prince’s lavish arrangement and powerful vocals give this song a gravitas that will make you want to seek a higher purpose. But most of all, you will give thanks that the prodigal son has returned home.