Alicia Keys released an emotional video for her new single Tears Always Win on Thursday.
In the video, Keys has two jobs playing a showgirl and also a lounge singer at night. After her long day is over, the singer is seen crying herself to sleep in her motel room as she thinks about her ex-boyfriend.
"The video is totally beautiful, really unexpected. It has some Vegas pieces in it. I think the way it goes on, it really brings a relevance to the words and you'll really feel it. I'm loving it," she told MTV about the video in an interview in May.
She also spoke about the track and said, "Tears Always Win is really about a relationship that's over and you're remembering all the times that it was there."
The ballad is from Keys' fifth studio album Girl On Fire which was released in November 2012. The album debuted at No.1 on Billboard.
The record comes 11 years after the 33-year-old released Songs in A Minor, her debut album in 2001. Her first album has gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Keys will also release her CD and DVD VH1 Storytellers on June 25, which will feature 11 performances from that special. It had originally aired on the network in the same month Girl On Fire was released.
"Being a part of VH1 Storytellers was such a fun and fulfilling experience," she said in a news release in June. "It allowed me to do what I love most when I perform and that's interacting with the audience and getting to share a little more with them in an intimate setting. There's a story behind every song and now I've been able to really tell a few of them."
During the special, she revealed some of the stories behind her new material as well as a few of her biggest hits including No One, Fallin' and You Don't Know My Name.