Video: Plectrumelectrum

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Plectrumelectrum music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 13 March, 2013 (as an Extremely short film)
30 September 2014 (Full Short film)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Director: Madison Dube
Related home video/DVD:
First (Commercially) Released:


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Plectrumelectrum is a Prince and 3rdEyeGirl video initially streamed partially (2:30 only) on 13 March, 2013 on director and photograph Madison Dube’s Vimeo account and introduced as an Extremely short film. The full Short film (4:56 long) was streamed during the Yahoo! Live album release party for Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum on 30 September 2014 (and again on Tidal on 7 September 2015).

The Extremely short film version starts with the statement "Eye dunno if u're ready" (the announcement for the Live Out Loud Tour was made a few days later) and contains only the second part of the song with a focus on Prince’s guitar solo. It is assumed that this video was recorded in March 2013 (or possibly earlier judging by Prince's haircut).The full version mentions that it was recorded at Paisley Park Studios (Studio C), Chanhassen, Minnesota. Although the Extremely short film version is attributed to 3rdEyeGirl only, the song became the title track of Prince and 3rdEyeGirl’s album Plectrumelectrum (released the following year).

Plectrumelectrum is a one-of-a-kind video for Prince as it captures, as a single-take footage, the original recording in the studio of a song included in the same version on an album.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
Early March 2013 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Studio recording

Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Plectrumelectrum 2:30 Madison Dube’s Vimeo account Extremely short film" Second part only with different messages than the ones included in the full version
Plectrumelectrum 4:56 Yahoo! Live and Tidal Short film" Full version

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Breakfast Can Wait
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 2013
Funknroll (Lyrics)