|Love... Thy Will Be Done|
Single by Martika
from the album Martika's Kitchen
Released July 25, 1991
Format 7" single, CD maxi, CD single, cassette
Writer(s) Martika, Prince
"Love... Thy Will Be Done" was the first single released from Martika's second album, Martika's Kitchen. The Prince-produced single, written by Martika and Prince, reached the top ten of the pop charts in the U.S., UK, France and Australia. The single was released on July 25, 1991.
This song introduced Martika to a more adult contemporary sound than her previous efforts. The song is particularly remarkable for its constant backline, played by the drums and the bass, without any variation throughout the song, neither as far as rhythm or intensity are concerned, independently of other effects in the song (climax, forte, piano, backing vocals, etc.). Similarly, the melody insists particularly on monochord lines and repeats the "love thy will be done" notes as a leitmotiv.
The distinctive black-and-white music video was directed by Michael Haussman.
Prince has performed this song during his tours in the later 1990s and in 2012. Prince also used a sample of this song for his cover of "One of Us" on his triple album Emancipation.