Toni Braxton And H.E.R. Star In Cinematic ‘Gotta Move On’ Video

The cinematic video follows star crossed lovers as their relationship unravels grounded by Toni’s ever soulful vocals.

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Toni Braxton Gotta Move On
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R&B icon Toni Braxton dropped a new cinematic visual for her single, “Gotta Move On,” featuring a guest appearance from H.E.R, who drops an electrifying guitar solo.

The song comes from her recent album Spell My Name and chronicles a tumultuous relationship. In the Mike Ho-directed visual, clips of Braxton singing and H.E.R. shredding are intercut with scenes of a relationship falling apart.

The video shows the highs and lows of a marriage through the eyes of a wife who is becoming more and more aware of her husband’s lack of effort. As she contemplates leaving, her teary-eyed moments are soundtracked by H.E.R. and Braxton’s harmonies, and by the end, she’s finally made up her mind to move on.

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“Gotta Move On” is the third single from Braxton’s tenth studio album Spell My Name released in August. Its lead single “Do It” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs chart. In a review of the album, Variety wrote: “This is a not an R&B record made on a bedroom laptop: It’s expensive-sounding, with a stellar cast of collaborators and dramatic orchestrations.”

Spell My Name follows 2018’s Sex & Cigarettes which received multiple Grammy nominations, including Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance. In addition to H.E.R., the album features a collaboration with music legend Missy Elliot. Braxton co-wrote nearly the entire album, along with contributions from longtime collaborator Babyface, Antonio Dixon, Jeremih, and more.

In the decades-long career since her rise in 1993, Braxton has become one of the top-selling artists in R&B history. Her self-titled debut album boasted singles “Another Sad Love Song” and “Breathe Again” and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide since its release. Elsewhere in her discography, “Un-Break My Heart” and “You’re Makin’ Me High” are among her many classic hits.

Spell My Name can be bought here.

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