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Prince debuts four songs on the radio

The ever-mercurial Prince unexpectedly debuted four new songs Thursday afternoon on the Los Angeles station Indie 103.

The Purple One, who has been living in Los Angeles recently, has completed a new album and contacted the station with the offer to play several of the fresh numbers. guitarist , who hosts an afternoon show on Indie 103, aired the songs “” which included a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Crimson and Clover” and originals “” on his noontime radio show.

A press release issued Thursday morning described the impending release as “a new, very guitar-heavy rock record” and , indeed, ’s six-string was splattered all over the tracks, which often brought to mind in his mellower moments.

“Colonized Mind” featured politicized lyrics that claimed the two-party system is an “illusion of choice … you never had a voice.” Later, it bashed , a favorite Prince topic. “Wall of ” dabbled in jazz and funk, while the final song “4ever” included the promise “eternity is just one kiss away.”

In typical Prince fashion, no further information was released regarding a or the manner in which he plans to distribute the music. The station’s dj did mention the possibility of a tour but, again, had no concrete information to share.