The actor/singer is featured playing his guitar while singing the ballad in the black-and-white video for his new single.
Eddie Murphy, who recently returned to music after years of working on movies, has released the music video for his new single "Promise (You Won't Break My Heart)". Arriving via Huffington Post on Monday, December 9, the black-and-white clip has a simple concept.
It features Murphy performing the song in a studio with a group of musicians. The 52-year-old actor/singer looks vulnerable as he is seen playing his guitar while repeatedly begging, "Promise you won't break my heart/ Cause my heart's been broken a million times before/ I think I can't take no more/ I was sad and lonely."
" 'Promise' encompasses themes that I think anyone who has ever been in a relationship can relate to, that little hint of fear that exists when you're starting to fall in love," Murphy said of his song in a statement. "It began with just a couple of guitar licks and evolved into this smooth slow jam."
"Promise (You Won't Break My Heart)" appears in "9", Murphy's reggae album that's scheduled to be released next year.
Eddie Murphy's "Promise (You Won't Break My Heart)" music video