Black Muse

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Black Muse

Hitnrun PHASEII album.jpg
from the album Hitnrun Phase Two
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 12 December 2015 - Hitnrun Phase Two album
Album(s): Hitnrun Phase Two
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Black Muse is a song first performed live on 15 December 2010 during the first night of the Welcome 2 America Tour. Vocals for the song were performed by Shelby J., Liv Warfield and Elisa Dease.

A studio version featuring lead vocals by Prince, was recorded in late 2010 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Prince had told model/dancer Damaris Lewis (whom he first met while on the Welcome 2 America Tour) that he wrote the song for her, which is fitting as around that time Lewis was credited in Prince's work as 'muse'.

In December 2015 the song appeared as tenth track on the album Hitnrun Phase Two. The last 3:05 minutes of the track as released on Hitnrun Phase Two were in fact another unreleased track from 2011 1000 Light-years Away, slated for inclusion on a never released Welcome 2 America album.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
late 2010 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Black Muse 7:21 Hitnrun Phase Two Studio
Black Muse (Edited Version) 3:15 Tidal download Edit

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Black Muse Studio 2010 version without 1000 Light-years Away attached to the end
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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