To honor the 40th anniversary of Prince’s eponymous second album, the Prince Estate and Warner Records partnered to launch a beforehand unheard acoustic demo of “I Feel For You.”
The stripped-down model of the track was launched to streaming providers on Friday (Oct. 18) and also will be out there for buy as a limited-run 7″ vinyl single.
The two-track single — that includes the “I Feel For You” demo model on aspect A and the unique studio model on aspect B — is offered for buy over the subsequent seven days solely at prince.com.
“I Feel For You” was initially launched by Prince in 1979, however later grew to become successful for Chaka Khan and the title observe of her 1984 album.
Prince’s stripped-down demo model was recorded within the winter of 1978-1979 and just lately found on a cassette tape saved within the late artist’s vault.
“I was blown away,” Prince vault archivist Michael Howe stated in an announcement. “Here is 20-year-old Prince thinking aloud, feeling his way through the song. You hear his incredible talent shining through on acoustic guitar, which is not something he typically showcased, and his guide vocal is astonishingly great.”
Listen to Prince’s demo of “I Feel For You” under.