The Prince estate has unveiled the colorful animated video for “Holly Rock,” one of the tracks featured on the recent posthumous collection Originals.
As Prince’s YouTube account notes, “Holly Rock” was tracked at Los Angeles’ Sunset Sound studios in April 1985, the same week that Prince recorded his hit single “Kiss.”
“‘Holly Rock’ was recorded for inclusion on the original soundtrack for the 1985 movie Krush Groove,” the Prince estate states. “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 half-minute version has become a firm fan favourite due to the scarcity of copies of the soundtrack.”
The video flits between Prince’s most iconic eras and looks, while a moving reel in a comic-strip style plays an animated imagining of a Prince performance.
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