Eddie Murphy is dead serious about this music thing. The legendary comedian just released a new music video for a song titled, “Promise (You Won’t Break My Heart).” If you listen to the tune without the visuals, it actually doesn’t sound bad … but as soon as you see Mr. Murphy gazing into the camera in the video’s numerous closeups, you can’t help but laugh. And it’s not that his singing is bad, or that he’s making odd faces, it’s just that … well … we’ve been trained to laugh at anything Eddie does because he’s a damn good comedian.
“‘Promise’ encompasses themes that I think anyone who has ever been in a relationship can relate to, that little hint of fear that exists when you’re starting to fall in love,” Murphy said in a statement to HuffPost. “It began with just a couple of guitar licks and evolved into this smooth slow jam.”
Murphy’s upcoming studio album, 9, debuts early next year.