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from the album Hitnrun Phase One

single art for Fallinlove2nite
Song details
Performer: Prince feat. Zooey Deschanel; Prince
First Released: 2 February 2014 - New Girl TV broadcast

13 March 2014 - iHeart Radio stream
17 March 2014 - Fallinlove2nite single

Album(s): Hitnrun Phase One
Writer(s): Prince and Joshua Welton
Producer(s): Prince and Joshua Welton
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Fallinlove2nite is the sixth track on Prince’s 38th album Hitnrun Phase One. 18 months earlier, however, a slightly different version was released on the stand-alone digital single Fallinlove2nite (Prince’s first on Epic Records) in March 2014. The song was first broadcast (as an edited studio recording) on 2 February 2014 during Prince’s appearance on the TV series New Girl.

The full studio version was premiered (along with Funknroll) in March 2014, on radio station 102.3 KJLH, based in Los Angeles, California, before being available to stream in full the following week on iHeart Radio’s website.

The song was recorded specifically for the New Girl appearance, as vocals are shared between Prince and the show’s lead actress Zooey Deschanel (who is also a professional singer, as one half of She & Him). Although the New Girl performance was intended to appear as though the track was being performed live, it was lip-synched over the studio recording.

The version included on Hitnrun Phase One does not contain Deschanel’s vocals, and it is likely that it is the full studio version prior to her vocal overdubs, rather than her vocals being removed.

While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in late 2013 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (Prince’s performance on the show was filmed on two days beginning 12 December 2013). The music was created by Joshua Welton around the vocal stems submitted by Prince. It is therefore safe to assume that an earlier recording of the song with different music by Prince also exists. The vocal stems also contained a third verse that were not kept for the final version.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 2013 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Early December 2013 Bone 2 B Wild Music Studio,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Horn overdubs
Early December 2013 The Brewhouse,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
String overdubs
Early December 2013 Studio information needed Zooey Deschanel vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel

Single version

Hitnrun Phase One album version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Fallinlove2nite 3:18 Fallinlove2nite single Studio
Fallinlove2nite 3:12 Hitnrun Phase One Studio Original studio recording prior to Zooey Deschanel vocal overdubs
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Fallinlove2nite 1:28 New Girl studio performance broadcast Studio
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Fallinlove2nite Studio With additional third verse and possible entirely different music before Joshua Welton input
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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