The second single from R&B singer Monica's seventh studio album, New Life, was written by Jazmine Sullivan and produced by Missy Elliott with Cainon Lamb. It was released for digital download on September 27, 2011.
Speaking on the album's concept, Monica stated: "This is a new life for me, it's not just a title of the CD, it's really the place that my family, my kids, all of us are at right now."
The song was written in Missy's house in Atlanta. "When it came to 'Until It's Gone,' I probably was just sharing," Monica said to MTV News. "I was already in a sharing mood."
The song's music video was directed by Diane Martel, and was largely filmed in Harlem on October 3, 2011. It marked Martel and Monica's first collaboration since 1999's "Angel of Mine." American actor Brian J. White (Cabin in the Woods) and actress Malinda Williams (A Thin Line Between Love and Hate) appear in the clip.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
"Whole Lotta Love" was Led Zeppelin's only US Top 10 hit, charting at #4. Many of their songs, including "Stairway To Heaven," were not released as singles, as it was considered bad form in England to make people pay for singles that were on albums.