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from the album Plectrumelectrum
Song details
Performer: Prince and 3rdEyeGirl
First Released: 1 September 2014- Plectrumelectrum album pre-order download
Album(s): Plectrumelectrum
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and 3rdEyeGirl)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Whitecaps is the fifth track on Prince’s 36th album Plectrumelectrum (the first by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl), and was released four weeks earlier as a pre-order download, hours after the track was debuted by Vibe.com. It was also available to purchase separately (on the same day U Know was released to promote Art Official Age).

The track features lead vocals by Hannah Ford.

While specific recording dates are not known, it is likely the track was recorded in 2013 or early 2014, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It was first mentioned in an interview with Mojo Magazine released in February 2014.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2013 to early 2014 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Whitecaps 3:42 Plectrumelectrum Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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