PRINCE's new album HITNRUN will be released exclusively via Tidal on September 7th. The new album will feature HARDROCKLOVER which was released on July 1st.
3RDEYEGIRL recently went on BBC 6 radio and announced Prince had a new album entitled "HITNRUN" ready to go.
Prince had this to say about the Tidal deal:
"After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay Z and the team he has assembled at TIDAL recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put in2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry. Secondly, TIDAL have honored Us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows Us to continue making art in the fashion We've grown accustomed 2 and We're Extremely grateful 4 their generous support. And lastly, in the tech-savvy, real-time world We all live in 2day, everything is faster. From its conception and that one & only meeting, HITNRUN took about 90 days 2 prepare its release. If that's what freedom feels like, HITNRUN is what it sounds like."
Jay Z chimed in as well on the deal with Prince:
"Prince has always been a visionary, a free-thinker. We're honored to offer his breadth of work, "1999," "Purple Rain," etc., music that has inspired so many, on TIDAL. We're also excited to be the home for his new upcoming album, HITNRUN. Both Prince and TIDAL share the belief that all creatives should have the opportunity to speak directly to those that love and support them. This partnership with Prince represents TIDAL's philosophy in its truest form, a 1 to 1 connection and direct delivery of artistry to the world."
Other songs to be included on "HITNRUN" will be a different version of "This Could Be Us" which was released on "Art Official Age" last year, as well as vault song "1000 Hugs & Kisses". No word if "STARE" which was released through Spotify last week will be on the album.
Earlier this year, Prince released songs via Live Nation such as "X's Face" and "What if", a Christian cover song. No word if those songs will appear on "HITNRUN" or another project down the road.
We will keep U updated if we hear anything more.-DocFB
Diagnosis: September 7th is gonna be a FUNKY Monday for sure! Phase 1....