The career of one of the most influential singers of his time, Prince, spanned four decades: during these years he distinguished himself for hic iconic and eclectic style, which will make his work immortal and capable of endless inspiration.
On occasion of the 40th anniversary of his second album Prince, which was released on October 19, 1979, the Prince Estate and Warner Records are releasing an acoustic, previously unheard version of the demo “I Feel for You”. The song at that time, was prized with two Grammy Awards including ‘Best R&B Song’.
Not only will the unreleased version be available on streaming services, but also it will be available as a limited-run 7” vinyl single. On the A-side of the new release will be acoustic demo of “I Feel For You”, while the old original studio version of the song will on the B-side.
By listening the unreleased version, is it possible to imagine the singer during his early twenties at the beginning of his career? The tape captures all his gestures: he pick up his acoustic guitar and after pressing the record button starts singing a with a raw and young voice. It would become a hit only a few years later.
Listen to it here: