Live Out Loud was first available for download from Prince’s 3rdEyeGirl.com website on 22 February 2013.
Earlier in the day it was streamed on 3rd Eye Girl YouTube channel and as an audio-only track on Minnesota public radio station The Current’s website, after the track was sent to two fans (Jester Jenkins and JAK3vision) the previous evening for them to premiere on their respective YouTube channels.
Jester Jenkins, who published a download link of the track in the comments to his video, instead of simply streaming it, was asked to remove it, and publicized instead that the track would be available shortly on 3rdEyeGirl.com.
The track’s lead vocals are performed by Hannah Ford, Donna Grantis and Ida Nielsen. The song’s lyrics were written by Liv Warfield and the music was written by Prince, who also appears on background vocals. It is assumed that Prince also produced the track, but this has not been confirmed.
While specific recording dates are not known, the track is believed to have been recorded in late 2012 or early 2013 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
The 3rd Eye Girl social media channels showed a still image of a promotional video for the track on 30 January 2013, and it is likely a video was recorded for the track the same day or shortly before.
On 17 January 2013 a 0:52 commercial for the song was posted on 3rd Eye Girl Twitter account, billing the track and its video as "COMING IN FEBRUARY...".
It is unknown if this song was intended for any particular project and, although the name was also used for the Live Out Loud Tour of Canada and USA in April - May 2013, the song was neither used to promote that tour nor ever played live.