Beck’s latest EP, The Paisley Park Sessions, has been released. You can watch a short video about it above. As its name suggests, it was recorded in Prince’s Paisley Park Studios. The studios came about after the founding of Paisley Park Records in 1985, and despite the label’s folding in 1994 they still saw extensive use by Prince until his death in 2016.
The EP is an Amazon music-exclusive release and features versions of two of Beck’s own songs (Where It’s At and Up All Night) and a five-minute medley of Prince covers that includes Raspberry Beret, When Doves Cry, Kiss and 1999.
Beck cites Prince as a major influence and notes that the medley idea came about as it was “impossible” for him to pick one Prince cover.
The release comes shortly before Beck’s upcoming album Hyperspace, which will be released on 22 November.