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.