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Prince Announces 'The Hit & Run Album,' Streams "Hardrocklover"

Prince's band, 3rd Eye Girl, revealed today in a BBC Radio 6 Music interview that the always-prolific rock legend will release a new studio album later this year.

The release, which will be called The Hit & Run Album, features "Hardrocklover," a track Prince shared on his Soundcloud account earlier this month, plus deep cut "1,000 Hugs and Kisses" and a new version of "This Could Be Us," which is originally from last year's Art Official Age. You can hear "Hardrocklover" below.

"Super-hardcore Prince fans know every song he's ever recorded; we refer to them as 'The Purple Collective' or 'The Purple Army'," 3rdEyeGirl told BBC Radio 6 Music.

"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."

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at guitarworld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.