Was A Vault Containing Unreleased Prince Music Just Opened? This New Report Is Surprising
It's only been a week since music legend Prince was tragically found dead in his Paisley Park residence, but the grief is still fresh in the hearts of many fans. One piece of news that might help ease the pain, however: According to ABC News: a secret vault purportedly containing unreleased Prince songs may have been drilled open on his estate. Via the report, the dynamic singer — who had released up to 39 studio albums and a number of other musical projects before his passing — also allegedly left behind a large vault that, according to Prince's former recording engineer Susan Rogers, "[contains] so much music his estate could put out an album a year for the next century." Whoa.
The vault was reportedly opened by Bremer Trust, a Minnesota company. Though only Prince had the code, according to ABC News, the company was given "temporary authority" over the estate. Rogers told the news outlet that the vault was a giant room with shelves inside that "filled up quickly," and that the vault was sealed by a spinning wheel. "We could put out more work in a month than most people could do in a year or more," Rogers said.
The news of the vault comes just three days after Prince's sister Tyka Nelson filed paperwork to Minnesota's probate court that remarked Prince did not leave behind a will.
While this news is surprising, it could give fans more closure on the musical legend's passing and allow for his memory and legacy to live on through what he cared for the most: The music.