New Song by Prince’s Dad to Be Released on What Would Have Been His 101st Birthday


A new song from Prince’s late father, produced at Paisley Park, is being released Thursday to celebrate what would have been his 101st birthday. Prince’s half-sister, Sharon Nelson, produced the jazzy “Heart of Mine” by John L. Nelson and said it is the first single from the album, “Don’t Play With Love, The John L. Nelson Project,” to be released 27th October. The new song will be available for streaming and for sale at digital retailers on Thursday.

Sharon Nelson produced the album in January at Paisley Park from her father’s sheet music. Prince, who died last year, had no creative role in the new music. She said this music was destined to come out and she is sure everyone will enjoy the masterful works of John L. Nelson.

The album will be released on Sharon Nelson’s company, Maken It Music. Earlier this year a judge confirmed Prince’s six siblings to be his rightful heirs, including his sister Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings, namely Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Omarr Baker, and Alfred Jackson. Sharon Nelson released an album in 2009 called “57th Street Sound” and co-produced an EP featuring her father in 1994.

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