The Prince estate has released a vibrant, animated video for “Holly Rock,” a deep Prince cut that received official release in June as part of the Originals collection.
The upbeat song, which longtime Prince collaborator Sheila E performed for the soundtrack of 1985 film Krush Groove, is paired with a fun, colorful clip that highlights the most iconic outfits of the Purple One’s career.
The basic tracks of “Holly Rock” were recorded at “Sunset Sound studios in Los Angeles at the end of April 1985—the very same week that Prince also recorded ‘Kiss’ for his own Parade album,” 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-half-minute version has become a firm fan favorite due to the scarcity of copies of the soundtrack,” it adds.
“Holly Rock” is one of 15 tracks on Originals, a posthumous demo album released by the Prince estate with Warner Bros last month. It collects tracks Prince had initially written for other artists, including “Nothing Compares 2 U” (recorded by The Family and popularized by Sinead O’Connor) and “Manic Monday” (performed by The Bangles).
Watch the video for “Holly Rock” here: