By Sam Bleazard
Prince is back! But didn’t he have a new album out just a mere matter of weeks ago? Yes, that is indeed the case, but for pop music’s most famous multi-tasker this is the freedom future the conflicted artist once dreamed of. For those listening it’s hard not to wonder how and where all the songs come from. An insatiable desire to create, divine intervention, a need to prove oneself?
Either way Hit’n’Run Phase 2 is challenging in the sense that Hit n Run part 1 may still have passed the casual observer by, as it was initially only available on Jay-Z’s Tidal music streaming service, but some physical CDs have since made it out into the ether. Where that record flirted seriously with electronic dance music, Rita Ora and rapper Curly Fryz, this is undoubtedly a sermon to love-making, driven along by horny sax playing and punctuated by ethereal flutes – check out Too Young To Dare (‘2 Y. 2 D.’ 2 U!) and Groovy Potential for the latter.