The track is named Brand New Me. And with a name like that it was the perfect moment for Alicia Keys to unveil her new hairdo. The singer-songwriter showed off a sexy wild curly mane in the new video for her hit single.
Alicia is a sultry figure in black as she slinks through the shadowy video, which premiered on BET on Monday. The video begins with the biracial entertainer sitting at her piano and singing her song, her face framed by a riot of dark curls that fall gently to her shoulders.
As she gets further into the song, Alicia gets up and starts to stroll in her high heels, with hips swinging, through various sets and stages. Alicia looks amazing in her black catsuit and shows plenty of cleavage with that plunging neckline.
‘Brand New Me’ official video:
Wild thing: Alicia Keys showed off her new curly ‘do, not to mention her slinky figure, in her latest music video Brand New Me, which premiered on BET on MondaySultry: Alicia’s outfit consisted of a sleek black catsuit with plunging neckline, and high heelsHair-splitting: Alicia goes through an emotional frenzy two-thirds into the video and then she grabs her locks and lo and behold tosses a wig across the roomSo liberating: Alicia sings it out, finally free of her voluminous tressesAbout two thirds into the video, Alicia is standing in front of a full length mirror where she starts beating her arms into the air in an emotional frenzy. And then she grabs her curly hair and – surprise – tears it off and flings it across the darkened studio. That’s when you realize it’s just a wig and not her real hair at all.
It’s a newly liberated Alicia who finishes the song back at her piano and with her own shorter ‘do while a man watches from the side. Alicia teased her Twitter followers earlier on Monday by tweeting pictures of herself in the styling chair with that big hair as she was being attended to by her hairstylist.
She wrote: ‘Getting ready for the #BrandNewMe video premiere today! Notice anything different? ;-)’
Heartfelt: Alicia really lets all that angst come out in Brand New MeMirror image: Alicia spends a lot of time in the video singing to her reflectionWinding down: Alicia sings softly towards the end of the video while a man watches to the sideTousled: Alicia displays her sexy bed head and smoldering gazeBack where she needs to be: Alicia concludes the video by playing her piano, which is how she got her start in this businessAfter the video premiered, she followed up that statement by tweeting:
‘Took it back so u could experience the evolution with me! Check out my hair in the #BrandNewMe video! What do you guys think?’
Alicia also took time to thank her video director: ‘Thanks to #DianeMartel for her creative genius! She always gets those real moments out of me!’
Tease tweet: Alicia posted this picture on her Twitter page on Monday, writing: ‘Here’s a pic from the set! Do you like my hair better long or short?!’Pieces: Alicia tweeted a fragmented image that must have had her fans shaking their heads in wonder‘Notice anything different? ;-)’ Alicia seemed very proud of her cascading curlsAlicia, whose latest Girl On Fire LP was released on November 27 and has topped the album chart, sported her sleek short hairdo at the 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert at New York‘s Madison Square Garden.
She wore a riveting red halter top number that showed off her silky shoulders and arms. The singer delivered a heartfelt performance of No One as audience members held up their cell phones to provide a sea of light.
Lady in red: Alicia sported a sleek short ‘do and sexy backless number when she performed at the 12-12-12 Sandy concert in New York this week
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