Prince has revealed new single ‘This Could B Us’ exclusively through Tidal.
The singer will release ‘The Hit & Run Album’ with his band 3rdEyeGirl via the streaming platform in September. It is his 35th studio record.
3rdEyegirl released their first album ‘Plectrumelectrum’ last year (2014) and have gone on record as saying that they will return with a “super experimental” and “super funky” follow up.
‘This Could B Us’ is a reworked version of a Prince solo track and the group recently discussed the update, describing it as “super cool.”
“‘This Could Be Us’ is such a classic tune that’s so beautiful and the lyrics are amazing, the production is phenomenal,” the band said. “But then when you hear this new version, it is totally different – super cool, really industrial sounding.”
‘HARDROCKLOVER’, revealed online earlier this year, was the first single from the album. Other songs slated for the record include a new version of ‘Diamonds And Pearls’-era Prince song ‘1,000 Hugs and Kisses’.
“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,” the group added.
Prince released two albums in 2014, ‘Plectrumelectrum’ with 3rdEyeGirl and the solo LP ‘Art Official Age’.
Prince also recently explained the decision to work with Tidal by talking about the way the streaming service works:
“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 in to their craft to achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry”, the iconic singer explained.
“Tidal have honoured us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows us to continue making art in the fashion we’ve grown accustomed to, and we’re extremely grateful for their generous support.”
Alabama Shakes performed at Prince’s Paisley Park studio in June with the singer himself joining the band onstage.