Watch: Pharoahe Monch is Addicted to Heartache in “Broken Again” Video

Pharoahe Monch's Official "Broken Again" Music Video

Pharoahe Monch’s Official “Broken Again” Music Video

Rapper Pharoahe Monch wrestles with an addiction of the heart in his new music video for Broken Again .”

Starring dancer Desiree Godsell , the brilliant and emotional clip is helmed by aaronisnotcool .

“Gotta move on / Gotta let go,” Monch croons. “Would’ve opened my eyes, if I would’ve known / After all of this time / Took my heart to mend / That I’d turn around, and be broken again…”

Written by the Queens emcee alongside Nick Banns, Jesse Singer and Chris Soper , with production by The Lion Share Music Group , “Broken Again” is a rework of a song that never made any of his albums titled, “Broken Heart.”

“Me and Denaun Porter just put it out on Youtube and it got a huge response,” he says. “When you think about past relationships you check to see if you’re over the situation. I looked at it like the movie ‘Dead Presidents’ and I came back [from war] and what if the people that were there for you when you left are not there for you when you come back. That’s what ‘Broken Again’ is about. ‘Here we go again with the shit that doesn’t work. This relationship shit.’ I tried to write it from that perspective. Obviously the story is metaphoric through drug use. The girl became an addiction.”

The track serves as the third single from his “more mental, emotional and personal fourth studio album, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) , which debuted April 15th via his independent label, W.A.R. Media , in partnership with INgrooves .

However, “Broken Again” is the first from the new album to receive official visuals.

The lead single, Damage ,” released September 27, 2012, followed by Bad M.F. ,” which released January 29, 2014.

Consisting of 17-tracks, PTSD features rappers Black Thought, Talib Kweli , and Denaun Porter, psychedelic soul band The Stepkids , and guitarist Vernon Reid , with production from Lee Stone, Marco Polo, Jesse West and Quelle Chris .

The album has peaked at #102 on the US Billboard 200 chart and #19 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.