3RDEYEGIRL Confirms New Prince Album Coming This Year

By Andy Kahn Jul 24, 2015 8:25 am PDT

In an interview with the BBC, Prince’s backing group 3RDEYEGIRL confirmed a collaborative album will be issued later this year. Named after his tour of surprise concerts, The Hit & Run Album features new and reworked Prince material according to Hannah Ford Welton, Donna Grantis and Ida Nielsen who make up the backing band. 

The trio revealed the album, co-written by Prince and Hannah Ford Welton’s husband and prior collaborator Joshua Welton, will be released “soon.” The album’s first single is the previously shared track “HARDROCKLOVER.” Also on the album is a Diamonds and Pearls era song “1,000 Hugs and Kisses” and an updated version of “This Could Be Us” from Art Official Age which along with the LP Plectrumelectrum was issued by Prince last September. Prince reportedly recorded the album with Joshua Welton and debuted the new material at an aftershow party held after a recent private celebration at the White House

The trio described the new LP to the BBC, stating: 

It’s phenomenal, there are so many hits on this album. It’s super experimental … 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.
Listen to the first single “HARDROCKLOVER”:

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