Like its predecessor, Phase 2 is a Tidal-only release for the time being
Prince has unveiled HITNRUN Phase 2, his 38th studio album, following on from September’s release HITNRUN.
Like its predecessor around its release, HITNRUN Phase 2 is currently available to stream or download only through the Tidal streaming platform.
Prince announced the track via his Twitter account earlier today (December 12), saying “listen close cuz even songs you thought you knew like RocknRoll LoveAffair and Screwdriver r different.”
Prince had previously revealed the aforementioned tracks as well as ‘Baltimore’, though the album versions, as explained, are different to the previously launched tracks.
Around the time of the release of the first HITNRUN record, Prince explained why he chose to work with Tidal, saying:
“After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay-Z and the team he has assembled at Tidal recognise and applaud the effort that real musicians put into their craft to achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry,”
Prince abandoned the sale of tickets to a UK (and European) tour back in November over concerns about touting, and later cancelled the dates altogether following the terror attacks in Paris on November 13.
A statement from his production company following the attacks read: “Due to the tragic events in Paris, the tour promoter has decided to postpone the upcoming European tour until further notice.”
The late notice cancellation of a planned ticket sale around a week earlier was accompanied by an image of a vulture in a Prince tweet, with the caption “Multiple choice: A. Scavenger B. Vulture c. Tout D. All Of The Above.
The full tracklisting for HITNRUN Phase Two is as follows:
RocknRoll Love Affair
2 Y. 2 D.
Look at Me, Look at U
When She Comes