Prince Estate Unveils New Video for “Mary Don’t You Weep” Addressing Gun Violence
Nearly two and a half years after Prince’s tragic death, the music legends estate along with Warner Bros. unveil “Mary Don’t You Weep”; a new music video which opens with a message from Prince, “Nearly 1,300 children die and 5,790 are treated for gunshot wounds each year in the United States. The system is broken. It’s going to take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life.”
Directed by filmmaker Salomon Ligthelm, the video addresses the ongoing issue of gun violence and how it impacts the lives of the gunshot victims, as well as hundreds of thousands of friends and family members across America today.
“Mary Don’t You Weep” is on Prince’s recently unearthed live album, A Piano and a Microphone: 1983. The live album features Prince with nothing more than his voice, microphone, and a piano to make every track on the album. The album was released on September 21, 2018.