Newswire: Prince is releasing his new album exclusively through Tidal

After briefly toying with Spotify’s poor, broken heart, Prince has doubled down on his commitment to Tidal, the Jay Z-backed music platform, announcing that his latest album will be released exclusively through the service. HITNRUN, the artist’s third album as the leader of 3rdEyeGirl, will feature the previously debuted “HARDROCKLOVER,” and is set to drop on September 7.

Prince and Tidal have been working together for a few months now, with the Purple Rain-maker streaming his Baltimore-based “Rally 4 Peace” concert exclusively through the service, and subsequently pulling the majority of his musical catalog off of all of its rival streamers. He feinted toward a softening on his exclusive stance last month, when he released a new single, “Stare,” on Spotify, but it’s now looking like that was just the musical equivalent of riding his motorcycle past an ex-girlfriend’s house, just to remind her of …

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