Pack your bags, and hop aboard the #feelings express.
You may have foolishly believed that nothing could top the Cinderella story success of A Great Big World‘s “Say Something” ballad with Christina Aguilera. (She rerecorded the obscure song as a duet and performed it live on “The Voice,” sending the track rocketing up to No. 1 on iTunes.) But as Our Lady of the Fluttering Mic Fingers teaches us, things just keep gettin’ better.
Now the newly formed trio have released a music video for the track, and it’s equal parts tragically beautiful and beautifully tragic. Like, hand us a bucket, because we are ugly-crying from our eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and at least 17 other places where tear ducts biologically shouldn’t be located.
Watch A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” video after the jump.
As Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino of A Great Big World gather around a piano, Christina slowly gravitates toward the duo. Paired with their performance sequences are scene after scene of love, desperation, and abandonment.
A child whose parents won’t stop fighting, a young couple lying coldly side by side, an older man bidding his dying wife goodbye — each tableau reinterprets the song’s moving “Say something I’m giving up on you” lyric in new, increasingly emotive ways. Seriously, good thing we have AppleCare, ’cause our faces are about to WRECK these keyboards.
How about some happier news to brighten our spirits? As announced a short time ago, Christina and A Great Big World will perform “Say Something” at the American Music Awards this Sunday, Nov. 24! Ah! Chart-ruling pop star, pro vocal coach, impeccable Lorde impersonator — is there ANYTHING that Xtina can’t do?? Yayyyyy, we think we built up enough happy thoughts to handle watching this clip again.
Photo credit: Epic Records