If you're still working through Fergie and Josh Duhamel's split, you might want to avoid watching Fergie's latest music video. The "Save It Til Morning" video, which was released last Friday (along with her second solo album, Double Dutchess) and portrays the lonely, tumultuous end of a famous couple's relationship, is sure to reopen some very painful wounds.
In the clip, Fergie plays, well, a famous singer, while Jay Hernandez, aka the hot widower from Bad Moms, plays her music producer–love interest. The video flashes back and forth in time: Scenes from early on in the relationship, when the pair got hot and heavy in a recording booth, are interspersed with shots of Fergie and her beau arguing in a luxury apartment and sitting in icy silence in the backseat of a car, before stepping onto a red carpet and putting on a happy face for the paparazzi. The video ends with Hernandez waking up in an empty bed just before 5 a.m., while Fergie is driven alone into the titular morning, the sun rising around her.
Throughout the music video, the 42-year-old is shown wearing a form-fitting black sequined dress and standing alone on a stage while singing lyrics hinting at a lover's contentious, controlling qualities. "All the careless words you throw at me / It's hard to scrape them off," she sings at one point, adding at another, "We can kick and fight, stay up all damn night / Thinking you and I are enemies." But the ballad's triumphant chorus mirrors the video's ending: "This girl is walking, walking / If you start talking, talking / 'Cause baby we're about to blow / Don't tell me things you'll be regretting / 'Cause I'm never gon' forget 'em."
While it's unclear whether the song's lyrics are explicitly about Duhamel, the video's imagery, combined with its being released barely a week after the pair announced their separation, would reasonably imply that at least some aspects of "Save It Til Morning" were inspired by the end of Fergie and Duhamel's eight-year marriage. They announced the sad news on September 14, several months after their initial separation.
"With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year," they said in a joint statement to People. "To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family."
The video is the latest from Fergie's upcoming "visual experience" album Double Duchess. Just last week she premiered the Kendall Jenner-starring video "Enchanté (Carine)."
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