Underneath Prince’s Paisley Park estate is a bank vault filled with unreleased music. According to ABC News, Bremer Trust, who was appointed temporary administrator of the late musician’s estate, has drilled open the vault (as Prince was the only one who knew the key code). How much unreleased Prince music is in there? It has been reported that there are enough albums to release a new one every year for the next century.
Prince’s former sound engineer, Susan Rodgers, says that the vault pre-dates the release of 1984’s Purple Rain. “When I left in 87, it was nearly full,” she explains in an interview with the Guardian. “Row after row of everything we’d done. I can’t imagine what they’ve done since then.”
It is not currently known if the music in the vault will ever be released.