Ever since his ever-unfortunate passing, the music scene has honored Prince with countless cover songs, concert tributes, and even in a second line down the streets of New Orleans. His discography is one that will last forever, as the Purple One’s music resonates as some of the best pop music to date. When a musician dies, their fans mourn the ending of an era. How can one live without more music from Prince?

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Fortunately, a vault containing unreleased Prince songs was drilled open, according to ABC News, and the findings are enough to last another lifetime, and beyond. Bremer Trust, the St. Cloud, Minnesota, company was given temporary authority over Prince’s Paisley Park estate. Upon knowing the contents within, they were forced to drill open the vault because only the Purple One knew the code. 

“One day, someone will release them. I don’t know that I’ll get to release them,” Prince told “The View” back in 2012. “There’s just so many.” There’s reportedly enough music to release an album every decade for the next century. Susan Rogers, Prince’s former recording engineer, told “Good Morning America” that they “could put out more work in a month than most people could do in a year or more.” She also told The Guardian, that when she left in 1987, “it was nearly full. Row after row of everything we’d done. I can’t imagine what they’ve done since then.”

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Apparently the vault is a giant room in Prince’s Paisley Park with shelves that filled up with music very quickly. The door was sealed with a large purple spinning wheel and held the contents of Prince’s entire working career. So the question, now, is… When can we listen?

With Prince having left no will, his family is currently fighting over the contents of his life. Where will this massive collection of unreleased Prince music go?

[photo via CoS]