R’n’B veteran Monica’s back with the absolutely stunning video for her new single ‘After It’s Gone‘ from her 6th album ‘New Life‘ scheduled for release on the 13th of December 2011. And this one’s as real as it gets. The video revolves around a car accident and a death. It’s dramatic, its raw and it features actors Brian White and Malinda Williams. Check it out.
Monica’s been in the game for around 16 years, and she’s one of the main forces credited for shaping the sound of urban R’n’B in the 90’s along with veterans Aaliyah, Brandy, Usher, Mary J Blige, TLC, R. Kelly, Faith Evans, Toni Braxton etc. She’s one of the few artists who’s kept it real with each album, and her last album, the Grammy nominated ‘Still Standing‘ (2010) saw her triumphant return to the top of the R’n’B Charts with one of the biggest hits of the year ‘Everything To Me‘ which spent a whopping 7 weeks at # 1, making Monica the first vocalist to have a # 1 single on the R’n’B Charts in the 1990’s, 2000’s and 2010’s.
Monica’s 2003 Billboard # 1 album ‘After The Storm‘ and her 1995 début ‘Miss Thang‘ still remains two of my fave albums of all time. And ‘Still Standing‘ was nothing short of spectacular, especially cuz she was one of the few vocalists not using auto-tune and stuff, and the album retained the essence of pure Urban-R’n’B that’s lost in albums by chart veterans like Usher.
‘New Life‘ is definitely one of the most highly anticipated albums for me this year.