The lyric video for the solo Alicia Keys
version of “New Day”
(not that one with 50 Cent
, Alicia and Dr. Dre
we found about last week
) has premiered, and the celebratory track gets quite the arty treatment. A hooded figure uses spray paint to graffiti-up the walls of New York City with the upbeat lyrics. A fingerless-gloved hand also scrawls Keys’ words into a sketch book with various colored Sharpies. Party people say this is one of the more interesting treatments for a lyric vid in recent months.
Last month Alicia described herself as “a whole new person” while noting the following in a special video message to her fans: “Everything is new, from being married and having a baby, and what that’s done for me in just giving me a sense of real stability, real connection, grounding, reason, and purpose.”
One would guess, given the effort put into this clip, that the Swizz Beat-produced “New Day” is meant to serve as the first single off the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s upcoming fifth studio album.
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