ESSENCE Festival Artist Andra Day Rises Up Even Higher in New Video

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Break out the Kleenex for the new "Rise Up" video shot by acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan.

Bené Viera May, 10, 2016

If you already thought Andra Day’s “Rise Up” was powerful, then wait until you check out the new M. Night Shyamalan-directed video for the inspirational anthem.

In the clip, a paraplegic husband wants to take his wife on a date. It will pull at every one of your heartstrings to see his devoted wife do the things he can’t do for himself before the two enjoy a romantic dinner.

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Day—who will perform at ESSENCE Festival, held June 30-July 3 in New Orleans—sings her uplifting lyrics as the camera shifts between her and the couple.

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The Grammy-nominated chanteuse—and current ESSENCE cover girl—recently partnered with McDonald’s and Coca-Cola as part of the Rise Up ESSENCE Festival campaign. Day’s face and song lyrics will appear on 40 million McDonald’s cups.

Check out her touching video below:

And don’t miss this soulful singer at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. Buy your tickets here!