What better way to celebrate the end of the working week than with some new music from Prince? On June 23, the singer’s estate will re-issue his magnum opus, the 1984 album Purple Rain. To help generate a little bit of buzz, today, his label has shared a previously unreleased cut titled “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden.”
The song is actually two songs that were typically performed live back to back while Prince was still around. The first portion “Our Destiny,” is sung by Revolution member Lisa Coleman. It’s a sparsely-layered orchestral piece with an unrelenting bass-drum thump. Prince takes over on the mic in the back half for “Roadhouse Garden,” which is more of a traditional pop ballad, albeit with some distinct, ’80s-sounding drums and whooshing electronic noises.
The songs were originally recorded at the famous Minneapolis venue First Avenue back in 1984 on Prince’s 26th birthday. “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden” is the second look we’ve received of new material from the forthcoming Purple Rain box set. The singer’s estate has already previously shared another cut titled “Electric Intercourse.” The set is said to contain two discs worth of music, the first contains the original album, while the second contains 11 tracks of unheard music. There’s also a live DVD containing a show Prince performed with the Revolution in Syracuse in 1985.
Listen to “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden” below.