As you know if you are a regular reader of this here site, I am VERY excited for the return of El DeBarge later this month. It’s pretty safe to say that “Second Chance” is one of the two or three albums scheduled for release this fall that I am anticipating the most. Taking another step towards a well-deserved comeback, the album’s title track now has a video.
The clip matches the mood of the song pretty well-it’s reflective but ultimately triumphant. And even with his rough life and the fact that he’s approaching 50, El is still one of the cleanest-looking brothers in the game. I need lessons from him on how to look sharp.
It’s kind of strange that so little of El’s music has been preserved on video-he has a handful of solo clips, and the family group only made ONE video (for “Rhythm of the Night…apparently Motown didn’t believe in spending money for videos back in the day). “Second Chance” is a captivating clip and makes my excitement for the album release build even more.