Lea - "November Skies" [11.11.11] - Official Music Video

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R&B songstress Lea is cementing her position in the music industry with the Gian Franco Morini-directed visuals for 'November Skies (11/11/11),' a ballad she shines on.

"The inspiration is really about love lost, whether it be a break-up or losing someone important to you," Lea tells The BoomBox of the song's premise. "Everyone has been through it in one way or another. It's very relevant to people and life in general."

In the video, the G-Note Records signee is plagued with the news that her husband has been killed. But, of course, there's a twist that isn't revealed until the clip's end. Besides showcasing her stellar vocal abilities, the Queens native also demonstrates some acting skills that she was a bit nervous to take on.

"It's a very emotional song and this was my first video by myself, so I would say the hardest part was conveying emotion to fit the feeling of the song," she admits. "Behind a mic in the studio, it's so different and I'm used to recording but now I had to actually show vulnerability through a camera and that was a little scary at first."

Lea traveled to Connecticut to shoot on location at her boss 50 Cent's mansion. She admittedly remarks that Fif, being both artist and business man, has "been through it all" in the industry, which is why the singer values her role as a signed talent to his roster. During the video shoot, there was one moment in particular -- albeit hilarious -- that almost lead to disappointing her label leader.

"One of the funniest moments was during the scene where the actress is knocking on the door," Lea states. "On her first take, she was banging on the door so hard it sounded like she was going to break it down. We all thought we were going to have to explain to 50 how we broke a door in his house! After that first take she took it down a notch and nailed it."

No novice to the music business, the chanteuse first debuted on rapper Lil' Flip's track 'Sunshine,' back in 2004. She's been noticeably absent from radio and video in recent years, but she plans for 'November Skies' to change the misconception she's out of the game. "I've grown a lot since I did 'Sunshine,' seven years ago," she says. "I'm exploring a new part of my voice that I never showcased when it came to my own music and now I have the freedom to."

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Comment by bittersweet on November 8, 2011 at 5:25pm
"11/11/11 is a catchy date. People love dates like that. I think its smart. Its not like she came out with the song in 2008 and shes singing about 11/11/11"

I swear to god...things are fittin today!!! I came here to share this thread...I swear, I started reading it 3 hrs ago, and still going. AND--I came here because i felt like 11 11 11 was something occult-like. Then find this quote by Michael about 11 11 11, and the date 2008 in it. Well, this fascinating thead was started in 2008!
Comment by Thomas Gorran on November 8, 2011 at 4:59pm
I am watching this video on Youtube because, 4 Whatever reason.. the video won't play on the machine that I am am using!! This chick looks much different than she does on the picture above. She looks alright!
Comment by Mr Cee a.k.a Rocee clothing Kid on November 8, 2011 at 4:26pm
nice vid
Comment by cocoa49 on November 8, 2011 at 12:01pm
Love the song and video.
Comment by tone-100cent on November 8, 2011 at 11:54am
vocals are ill, nice trak vid
Comment by youngredbone Taylor Gang on November 8, 2011 at 11:49am
luv the Song
Comment by PA Young on November 8, 2011 at 11:19am
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Comment by Michael on November 8, 2011 at 8:56am
11/11/11 is a catchy date. People love dates like that. I think its smart. Its not like she came out with the song in 2008 and shes singing about 11/11/11. They released the video a week before and everyone knows a song doesnt catch on right away. It needs a few weeks to hit. Strategic to me
Comment by iacobandreimihai on November 8, 2011 at 7:54am
Great song by Lea. Hope she puts an album out soon. You can also find the lyrics for this song by following the link bellow.
Comment by bittersweet on November 8, 2011 at 6:54am
What is the deal with 11 11 11? mean, why put it in the song, when 11 11 11 hasn't happened yet?

November skies......flew away......watched you rise.....yeah well, my hunny would say "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", but something is going on here. Just have to wait an see.

11 11 11.
Full moon.
Nuff said!

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