One day after it was announced that the EP, “Deliverance,” would arrive to streaming outlets in conjunction with the commemoration of Prince’s passing, the estate reportedly won a restraining order to halt the release.
The six songs on the EP were co-written and co-produced by Prince and George Ian Boxill, who compiled the material for release. But Wednesday evening, a judge ruled that Boxill has no right to distribute the music to the public and referenced a confidentiality agreement that Boxill signed when he recorded with Prince in the mid-2000s.
According to TMZ, the restraining order expires on May 3; a hearing is expected prior to that date.
Upon the announcement of the new material, “Deliverance” hit No. 1 on the iTunes Pre-Order chart. Those who pre-ordered the album prior to the restraining order were granted the immediate download of the title track.