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Avid followers of Kanye West‘s tweets that we are, we couldn’t help but have a little Keri Hilson on the brain this morning. Last night, everybody’s favorite manic Tweeter casually Tweeted that Keri’s first album, In A Perfect World, was, “one of my favorite RnB joints of all time … this second album is super crazeee tooo truuust meeeeeeeee.”
Well, wouldn’t you know it, the video for “Breaking Point,” the first single from Keri Hilson’s crazeee new album, No Boys Allowed, dropped today. What up, KanyeWest-stradamus!
“Breaking Point” is a beautiful, mid-tempo R&B joint produced by none other than Timbaland. While the music has all the squiggly, burping and buzzing percussion sound effects of your typical Timbo track, it also has a lovely Prince-like melody. Keri goes all in on the vocals, recalling Mary J. Blige, circa “I’m Going Down.”
The “Breaking Point” video, directed by frequent Outkast collaborator Bryan Barber, is, initially, a beautifully shot portrait of a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown (or at least having a bad day). Keri writhes around in bed, singing about a love that’s pushed her to the edge. Don’t worry, Keri gets her groove back, heading off to the salon to wash that man right out of her hair.
Watch Keri Hilson’s “Breaking Point” video below. No Boys Allowed is due out this year.
+ Watch Keri Hilson’s “Breaking Point” video.