Fan-favourite ‘lost’ Prince song ‘Holly Rock’ is released as a single, with a brand-new video

The song comes from the recently released 'Originals' album

The Prince Estate has released a posthumous new single from the late musician called ‘Holly Rock’. You can listen to the new song and watch its accompanying video below.

Appearing on the recently released ‘Originals’ album, ‘Holly Rock’, was recorded at Sunset Sound studios in LA at the end of April 1985. It was recorded in the same week that Prince made ‘Kiss’ for his album ‘Parade’.

‘Originals’ is a collection of Prince’s original versions of songs he gave to other musicians.

‘Holly Rock’ was originally recorded for inclusion on the 1985 film ‘Krush Grove’. A press release explains: “While Prince gave Sheila E. sole writing and producer credit, he actually produced the track himself and co-wrote it with Sheila. Though not a hit at the time, the electrifying full six and a half-minute version has become a firm fan favourite due to the scarcity of copies of the soundtrack.”

This is the first time the track has appeared on a Prince-related album and has been available digitally. You can listen below via a new video released to accompany the song. The video was created by Electric Light Studios in London.

As well as ‘Holly Rock’, ‘Originals’ features Prince’s original versions of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ and ‘Manic Monday’.
In a five star review of ‘Originals’, NME wrote: “If this collection is any indicator of the quality of the thousands of hours of unreleased music Prince still has in the vaults, then don’t be surprised if we’re still partying to new Prince music in 2099.”
In other news, it was recently revealed that the estate of Prince won millions of dollars in reparations against a record label that were ‘bootlegging’ the late star’s music.According to the report by TMZ, which obtained court documents, it was claimed that the estate won $7m in reparations in a battle to stop Eye Records from releasing his music.