It might be because of the world’s messiest ongoing Britney Jean album leak, or it might be because I had a few margaritas at dinner tonight, but A Great Big World‘s video for “Say Something” with Christina “Legendtina Maria Goduilera” Aguilera just made me cry a lil’ bit.

We all know that “Say Something” — err, “SAY! Something” — genuinely slayed something when it first premiered, as it did live on The Voice (where it also brought the tears), as well as the iTunes Charts for a while. And now, “Say Something” slays something in music video form.

Armed with nothing else but a piano and an old bed frame by her side, the Lotus legend bares her soul and gives you pure Stripped-era vulnerability, conjuring the simple-yet-effective one-take video for “The Voice Within.” No over-the-top diva theatrics, no wigs — just raw emotion and a genuinely powerful performance.

Of course, the video’s not all about Christina (even though it mostly is) — there are some truly chill-inducing, heartbreaking scenes throughout the clip that truly bring the lyrics “say something, I’m giving up on you” to life.

And that is how you do it. Brava, Xtina (and fans).

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“Say Something” was released on November 5. (iTunes)


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  • b_r94

    Damn it…I was fine with the go-to couple fighting scene in the beginning but the older couple really got to me. Now if Christina’s next era could be as simple and beautiful as this right here. #blessed

  • XXX

    I really hope it is. I want her to succeed again. The thing is, even though she is bitchy, she has the talent to back it up. She’s got the voice and can perform. She just needs the right material. “Stripped” still is such a good album, listened to it just a few days ago.
    Mami, you got lost on the road. But now jump back on the train where you used to be

  • ksenofont

    Pure, simple and beautiful video. Song is great. Nothing else.

  • Ross CMR