Listen to Prince's previously unheard acoustic demo of 'I Feel For You'
Prince performs on stage during his concert at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on June 16, 1990. (Photo: BERTRAND GUAY, AFP/Getty Images)
Prince fans are in for a musical treat!
On Friday, the estate of the late singer released a previously unheard acoustic version of his 1979 song "I Feel For You" in honor of the 40th anniversary of his second album, "Prince."
The stripped-down, intimate demo of the Grammy-winning track features nothing but Prince, who was 20 at the time, and his acoustic guitar for over four minutes.
It was recorded on a cassette tape recorder in the winter of 1978-1979, according to his estate, "around the time Prince was preparing to make his solo debut at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis."More: Prince estate slams Trump campaign for playing 'Purple Rain' (again) at Minneapolis event
"I Feel For You" first appeared on his sophomore album, which was released on October 19, 1979, but gained commercial success years later following Chaka Khan's cover in 1984. Her rendition won Prince a songwriting Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, in addition to Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Khan.
The new music release comes more than three years after Prince died of an accidental opioid overdose at his Paisley Park compound in suburban Minneapolis in 2016 at age 57.Here's why: Prince died three years ago, his estate is still unsettled See our full coverage of entertainment news
His estate says the recording was "recently rediscovered on one of the countless cassette tapes stored in Prince's legendary vault."
Prince's acoustic demo of "I Feel For You" is available on all streaming platforms, in addition to a 7" vinyl single for a limited time that also features Prince's original studio recording.
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