Affirmation I & II

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Affirmation I & II

from the album Art Official Age
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 September 2014 - Art Official Age album
Album(s): Art Official Age
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince and Joshua Welton
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not known to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Affirmation I & II is the ninth track on Prince’s 37th album Art Official Age. The track acts mainly as a segue into Way Back Home, while the album’s 13th and final track is titled Affirmation III.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking is believed to have taken place in Spring or Summer 2014 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. British folk/soul singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, who appears as the narrator on the track, gave an interview in late February 2014, in which she stated she had not yet recorded with Prince but would love to, indicating that the track had not yet been recorded. La Havas appeared live with Prince in March and July 2014, and it is possible they worked together on the track then (along with Clouds, Way Back Home and Affirmation III), but this is purely speculative.

While the track is titled Affirmation I & II, the track’s narrator only states "Affirmation I" during the track, without a second affirmation.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring / Summer 2014 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Affirmation I & II 0:40 Art Official Age Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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