"This Could B Us" by music icon PRINCE debuted on the Tidal streaming service on Wednesday. The single is now available for purchase on all digital retail music sites.
"This Could B Us" is our jam of the week and is produced by Prince and Joshua Welton is the second single from "HITNRUN" which will be available exclusively first via Tidal on September 7th.
Diagnosis: There was at least one more version of "This Could B Us" that was played at Prince's Paisley Park Studios this past Spring, what is described as a more of a techno beat and dance mix of the song. (JW release it!!!!!!) That guitar solo on this one tho....
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....
Earlier this month, PRINCE had all his music pulled from Spotify leaving TIDAL as the only streaming service carrying his music. This morning, Spotify released the new song "STARE" exclusively on Spotify.
As of right now, "STARE" is the only song by the music icon Spotify has. The streaming service is hoping that changes soon but for now they are happy to debut Prince's latest serving of funk.
"STARE" starts off with a funky base line and a sultry "Oh baby" then talking about liking you to stare talking about used to going on stage in underwear, an ode to the classic "Dirty Mind" album. He even throws in a sample of his #1 song "Kiss" as well. Can you say "Sexy Dancer" as well?
"STARE" was promoted earlier this year as being from an upcoming project entitled "FREEYOURSELF" which Prince teased from his official Twitter account. No word if this project is still in the mix or it will appear on "HITNRUN" which his band 3RDEYEGIRL told BBC Radio last week is a new album that Prince has finished and has ready to go. It is pure SPECULATION by us but it is perfectly feasible for most talented man in music to release two new albums which he did last year with "Art Official Age" and "PLECTRUMELECTRUM".-DocFB
Diagnosis: During that interview with BBC Radio, 3RDEYEGIRL said they were looking for ways to release the "HITNRUN" project. Perhaps Spotify might be one of their ways of distribution and are testing the waters. Interesting times to be a music fan right now, especially of the FUNK variety. Keep on Staring!
It appears a new PRINCE album entitled "HITNRUN" is about to come out. 3RDEYEGIRL band members appeared on BBC6 radio this morning with details.
In a recorded phone interview, 3RDEYEGIRL drummer Hannah Welton talks about "This Could Be Us" (a new version from his previous Art Official Age album) produced by Joshua Welton. Hannah also describes "A "1,000 Hugs & Kisses" which will be on "The Hit & Run" album as "a super, slow jam, dope feel good love song."
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"Super hardcore Prince fans that know every song he's ever recorded - we refer to them as 'The Purple Collective' or 'The Purple Army' - this album is absolutely for them, because it's super funky.
"It's weird, there's a lot of experimental sound. It's just hit after hit and definitely caters to those fans who just love to hear what Prince has to say, rather than wanting to always hear that classic Purple Rain Prince sound."-3RDEYEGIRL
"Everything happens really fast here," the band said. "When an idea comes... it's translated to the musicians or whoever's working on it and then recorded and laid down relatively quick and then it's put out."
"It's definitely something we're thinking is going to be released right away, it's just not been nailed down yet.
"I can't wait for everybody to get this album, it's going to be amazing.
"It's definitely in discussion, so as soon as we get those details I'm sure we'll announce it and get it out to everybody immediately."
It appears Hannah's interview is just a snippet that BBC Radio has obtained and we can expect a longer version along with 3RDEYEGIRL members Donna Grantis and Ida Neilsen soon.
Also the album was played in it's entirety at a private party recently for the POTUS, President Barack Obama.
"HARDROCKLOVER" will also be featured on the new album and is the leadoff single.-DocFB
Diagnosis: When we have more info, we will keep U updated. STAY TUNED...If U are ready for the HITNRUN!!
PRINCE has released his video for "BALTIMORE" featuring ERYN ALLEN KANE via her youtube page today.
The video is directed by Ralston Smith.
You can purchase "Baltimore" on iTunes.
The video keeps things focused on what has been going on in Baltimore along with photos of PRINCE, 3RDEYEGIRL, LiV Warfield and others who participated in the Baltimore Rally for Peace.
Thanks to ERYN ALLEN KANE for sharing.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The video is more reminiscent of his video for "Money Don't Matter 2night" where there were 2 versions, one that featured him and one that did not with Spike Lee directing both. Also "Sign O The Times" which did not feature Prince in it at all with the focus being on the lyrics and the message.
The one n funky PRINCE has released a new song entitled "HARDROCKLOVER" today. The announcement came via his twitter account (PRINCE3EG) and posted to Soundcloud.
The music icon sings and speaks in his lower voice speaking of his "HARDROCKLOVER" from a R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) dream and then seeing if he can make this woman scream.
A shout to Red Bull and Patron "Ain't No Rapper Trying To Be A Singer" reaps of shades of "Dead On It" from The Black Album from Prince along a light stab at Sade and Babyface over a blistering guitar solo that is either Prince or Donna Grantis getting it in from his band 3RDEYEGIRL.
Who says nothing good ever happens after midnight???!!
Prince promised new music was coming this summer and on the 1st of July, Prince has delivered in full force.-DocFB
Diagnosis: A Hot HARDROCK Summer....indeed!
PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL performed a special concert at the White House on Saturday night along with a special appearance by Stevie Wonder before performing 2 sold out shows at the Warner Theater Sunday night where the late show featured Stevie Wonder as well.
The Sunday shows were announced earlier this week as part of Prince's #HITandRun Tour and the White House show was done on the hush hush. With the Secret Service in place as well as Prince's own no cell phone policy, if it wasn't for V.I.P's like Re.v Al Sharpton, Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Jon Bon Jovi, there may have been no details about his 2 hour show that featured Wonder on a version of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours". No word if Tipper Gore was there but there was a Housequake for sure at 1600 Penn!
As for Sunday's shows, The Washington Post gave 4 observations that are interesting.
In another article said that Prince may be the greatest to ever do what he does.
Judith Hill also performed with Prince.