Video: Alicia Keys "New Day" [Lyric Video]

Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beats break out the spray-cans and piece-books for this innovative (and yet old school) take on the whole "lyric video" phenomenon, illuminating the words of their matrimonial collaboration "New Day" in aerosol art and fatty marker. Got to wonder how the city and state poobahs feel about that, now that Keys' collaboration with Jay-Z "Empire State of Mind" has received the official imprimatur, with various versions being used in both the new Empire State Development TV spot (below--narrated by Robert DeNiro, no less) and State Farm's 9/11 tribute from last fall (after the jump). Anyway props to The Uprising creative for taking the old to the new. They got ups.

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