JAY-Z’s ‘4:44′ Video Is Now Available to Watch Everywhere
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After an exclusive release on Tidal, JAY-Z’s title track to his new album, “4:44″ is now available to watch everywhere.
The song is one of the acclaimed project’s most popular, delving into the ins and outs of his relationship with his wife, Beyoncé, as he opens up about his indiscretions, the pain he caused in the marriage and offers his apologies for nearly messing up their union.
“Took me too long for this song/I don’t deserve you/I harass you out in Paris/’Please come back to Rome, you make it home’/We talked for hours when you were on tour/’Please pick up the phone, pick up the phone’,” he raps on the first verse.
The eight-minute clip, directed by TNEG, is a montage of footage featuring everyday folks, interspersed with clips of his life with Beyoncé and of a couple dancing through their pain.
“This is my real life,” he said of rebuilding his marriage and the inspiration behind the song in the confessional “4:44″ Footnotes. “I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth and it starts cracking. Things start happening that the public can see. Then we had to get to a point of ‘Okay, tear this down and let’s start from the beginning … It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
You can check out the video above.