Prince Releases Music Video Online for $1.77
Published Feb 11, 2013Prince's hatred for the internet is well-documented, since he previously said that he would stop releasing albums until online piracy was curbed. Well, evidently the Purple One is learning how to harness the profitable potential of the web, since he just released a music video for the apparently random price of $1.77.
The video for "Screwdriver" is available from the recently launched prince2013.com, which bills the clip as an 8-minute "live film."
According Video Static [via Pitchfork], the clip is a grainy black-and-white affair that shows Prince joined on stage by an all-female band. The lengthy video includes a narrative interlude and horror movie elements for its "boys vs. girls" plot. Watch a preview for the video below.
The video is also available from 3rdeyegirl.com, a site that appears to be connected to the mysterious Twitter account that leaked a few Prince songs last month. There are a few songs available from there for $0.88 a pop, including the new single "Breakfast Can Wait."