Prince Drops ‘HITNRUN Phase One,’ Featuring Rita Ora, Lianne La Havas And More: Listen

Christina Lee | September 7, 2015 7:47 am
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It begins with national headlines flashing on the screen.

Just after midnight today (September 7), without much warning, Prince dropped a new album titled HITNRUN Phase One.

Much of it is proof that the Purple One can surprise, in an era dominated by surprise releases. Here, he works extensively with Joshua A. M. Welton, husband to 3rdEyeGirl drummer Hannah Ford Welton, to incorporate electronics into his already-eclectic blend of pop, funk and rock, if not to rearrange older releases like Art Official Age‘s “This Could B Us.” (Joshua is credited as songwriter and producer, according to The New York Times.) Other featured collaborators include Rita Ora (“Ain’t About to Stop”), Lianne La Havas (“Mr. Nelson”), The Voice contestant Judith Hill (“Million $ Show”) and singer-rapper duo Curly Fryz.

Like the rest of Prince’s online discography, HITNRUN Phase One is — surprise! — a TIDAL exclusive. See the tracklist below, then listen over at the streaming site.

Prince’s HITNRUN Phase One
1. Million $ Show (feat. Judith Hill)
2. Shut This Down
3. Ain’t About to Stop (feat. Rita Ora)
4. About to Mack (feat. Curly Fryz)
5. This Could B Us
6. FallInLove2Nite
7. X’s Face
8. HardRockLover
9. Mr. Nelson (feat. Lianne La Havas)
10. 1000 X’s and 0’s
11. June

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