Prog rock veterans Procol Harum are going to release a new EP on May 7, 2021, via Esoteric Recordings. It will be called "Missing Persons (Alive Forever)", it will contain three tracks and it will be the band's first new music release since 2017's "Novum" album. The band says: "Completed during lockdown conditions imposed by the outbreak of the COVID 19 virus, the EP title track is a poignant and emotive song in the finest musical tradition of Procol Harum".

Plans for a 2020 show with full orchestra at London's Palladium were put in hold due the Coronavirus pandemic.

Alan Cartwright, bass player with the band from 1971-1977, sadly passed away earlier in March 2021.

"Missing Persons (Alive Forever)" tracklist
1. Missing Persons (Alive Forever)
2. War Is Not Healthy
3. Missing Persons (Alive Forever) (Edited version)