Prince has revealed more details of his upcoming solo album. The currently untitled LP - a separate project from Plectrum Electrum - is expected to be released later this year.
The pop icon told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the album will include an "aggressive and menacing" rap song featuring Rita Ora on vocals. There will also be a "joyful" ballad titled 'This Could Be Us', inspired by a meme of him riding on a motorcycle with Purple Rain co-star Apollonia Kotero.
The LP will reportedly begin with an electro-funk song called 'The Gold Standard', followed by a "complex electronic discourse" track. Prince said of the album: "I've finally got something that is a cohesive statement."
He also bemoaned the delay in music being released by record companies, saying: "Every number one song, every Top 10 song, every song in the Top 40 is at least six months old. "We should be able to make music and put it out now."
He added that he wants to release his Ora duet as soon as possible, as "time is money". Prince will next release his 3rd Eye Girl collaboration Plectrum Electrum later this year.
Meanwhile, Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has confirmed that Prince had been in discussions about headlining this year's festival.