Andra Day Drops An Alternate “Rise Up” Video Directed By M. Night Shyamalan

Mike Wass | May 9, 2016 7:26 pm

Warning: You should probably grab a tissue before watching Andra Day’s second “Rise Up” video. The Grammy-nominated newcomer turns to The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan for an alternate visual, which tugs at the heartstrings with unexpected ferocity. The clip gives us a glimpse at an unconventional relationship between a paralyzed vet and his nurse/lover. It’s not your typical music video fare, which makes it all the more powerful.

As well as warming/breaking your heart, the clip is a potent reminder of how breathtakingly good Andra’s breakthrough hit is. “Rise Up” should be wreaking havoc on the Billboard Hot 100, and probably would be if radio programmers would take a risk on it. With any luck, the new video will give the soulful ballad another burst of momentum. The 31-year-old’s debut LP Cheers To The Fall arrived in late 2015 to near-universal critical acclaim. Watch up top.

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