Prince Set to Release First Solo Album in Four Years

Prince at Essence Fest 2014
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Prince performs during the 2014 Essence Music Festival on July 4, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The musician's full-length album with 3rd Eye Girl will drop on the same day.

Prince is back.

The musician announced Monday morning that he will release his first solo album in four years, entitled ART OFFICIAL AGE, out Sept. 30.

The news was delivered via 3rd Eye Girl, who also noted that the funk 'n' roll band will release a full-length album, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, on Sept. 30 as well. Both albums are currently available for presale online.

The all-female ensemble -- American drummer Hannah Ford, Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis and Danish bassist Ida Nielsen -- made the announcement when they stopped by Good Morning America (below_ on Monday, also previewing Prince's new song "Clouds."

While Prince has not released a full-length album since 2010, the singer did record a duet with Zooey Deschanel in March and premiered the track on the post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl. He has been touring with 3rd Eye Girl in Europe.


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