1,000 Light Years From Here is a song from March 2010, originally slated for release as a separate track on the Welcome 2 America album in 2011. While that album remained unreleased at the time, part of the song was released in 2015 as an unlisted coda attached to Black Muse, the tenth track on Hitnrun Phase Two; The last 3:05 minutes of Black Muse on that album are in fact 1,000 Light Years From Here.
The song was recorded on 11 March 2010, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as Same Page Different Book. It was worked further on 19 March 2010, but likely not yet merged with Black Muse (which is listed on the same tape, along with a song called seemingly called Wud), at that time. The pairing of the two was likely done in 2015, preparing it for release on Hitnrun Phase Two
It is unknown why Prince chose to sequence 1,000 Light Years From Here and Black Muse as one track on the initial release on the Hitnrun Phase Two album. A standalone version of the track was released in July 2021, when the Welcome 2 America was issued, posthumously, 10 years after its original conception.