Prince Estate releases new video for ‘Manic Monday’

Video only available via Apple Music

The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Records, has released a brand new music video for Prince’s original demo recording of the classic “Manic Monday” featuring never before seen, archival footage from his storied vault that provides a rare window into Prince’s creative process during a wildly productive era of his career.

Prince will forever be remembered as a commanding live performer, chart-topping recording artist, and music business revolutionary. Yet for all the time he spent in the spotlight over his four-decade-long career, Prince also worked tirelessly behind the scenes to nurture talent and pen songs for the rising artists he respected. The combined effect was a complete saturation and transformation of the pop music landscape, with Prince both leading and subverting mainstream culture.

As one of the most prolific writer/producers of our time, Prince dominated the charts with songs he’d composed and recorded for others as well. Several of the iconic songs found on the new Originals album were considerable hits for the artists who recorded them. The enormous success of “Manic Monday” propelled the single and its accompanying album, The Bangles’ Different Light, to the No. 2 spot on the pop charts.

A teaser can be seen below. The entire video can be viewed at Apple Music.

Originals is available on Apple Music now.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.