The video tells the story of three separate domestic violence incidents and the cycle one goes through in trying to break free from the emotional and physical pain they have endured.
"Yes I'm good on the surface/ But I'm a mess, I'm a mess underneath," Blige sings. "See winter took most of my heart/ And Spring punched right in the stomach/Summer came looking for blood/ And by autumn, I was left with nothing."
The single is off her 13th studio album The London Sessions and the subject of the video is one that Ms. Blige happens to have witnessed first-hand as a child.
According to Biography.com, the 43-year-old witnessed her father abusing her mother quite a bit in her younger years.
"My mother went through awful abuse from my father," she reportedly said. "He left us when I was 4, but he'd come back from time to time and abuse her some more."