To commemorate what would have been his 101st birthday, a new song from Prince’s late father, is being released Thursday June 29th. The project was produced at Paisley Park by Prince’s half-sister Sharon Nelson. The jazzy “Heart of Mine” by John L. Nelson is said to be the first single from the album, “Don’t Play With Love, The John L. Nelson Project.” We will be able to purchase the album October 27th. The new song will be available for streaming and for sale at digital retailers on Thursday June 29th.
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.