LeAnn Rimes Accepts the Past in Emotional ‘Borrowed’ Video

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM by User

For many months, LeAnn Rimes has endured public scrutiny over her private life — mostly due to having an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian, who is now her husband. Rimes has warned her fans that her upcoming album, ‘Spitfire,’ is an honest portrayal of her life experiences in recent years. That said, it’s no surprise that the music video for ‘Borrowed,’ the album’s first single, evokes some strong emotions.

The video starts out in a pretty traditional format: Rimes is in a recording studio, belting out the sad lyrics to the song. While backup vocalists and musicians look on, the country singer gets lost in the memories that inspired her to write the song.

The emotionally-charged ballad details Rimes’ emotions during her affair with Cibrian. When the country star met her current husband, they were both married to other people. While Rimes’ ex-husband has been relatively quiet about the affair, Cibrian’s ex, ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Brandi Glanville, has made very public comments about her distaste for Rimes.

When the ‘Blue’ hitamaker appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ last month, she explained that affairs are never cut and dry — especially when they’re public.

“I actually carried that lyric, ‘I know you’re not mine, only borrowed,’ around with me for about eight months,” Rimes admitted. “I was afraid that if I wrote it, I would have to write it so honestly that I would offend, more so than I already had, everyone. I knew also that there’s a lot of humanity in the truth that this is how I felt, because a lot people, I think, wanted to put words in my mouth as to how I felt. This is the truth, this is how I felt, and there’s no beauty in it.”

Although ‘Borrowed’ is a sad song — there’s no doubt about that — the video is actually somewhat moving. The residual pain from the affair is present on the 30-year-old singer’s face, and even the session musicians and vocalists who contribute to the song look rather somber. Hopefully Rimes can use the ‘Borrowed’ video as some kind of catharsis for her past mistakes and move on to a happier future.

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  1. Stephanie Holmes avatar

    On Sat, Apr 6, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Stephanie Holmes said:

    Love it

  2. Belinda Young avatar

    On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 6:26 PM, Belinda Young said:

    Love your honesty and the fact that you put this song out there. Your voice is amazing!!

  3. Bruce Lyn avatar

    On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 7:48 AM, Bruce Lyn said:

    Well u know I love it! Just thought I would leave a comment. All of this new music is best yet! Hope ur well. Xoxo B

  4. polarbear avatar

    On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM, polarbear said:

    Love ya Le!!! =)

  5. Scoots avatar

    On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Scoots said:

    this song rocks.. one of your best!

  6. Serene avatar

    On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Serene said:

    Leann, you're amazing!

  7. Issa avatar

    On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM, Issa said:

    I love this song.

  8. Christys0726 avatar

    On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Christys0726 said:

    I love the new songs and that you are writing and telling how you feel. You are such a very strong and inspirational lady.

  9. Judy Jackson avatar

    On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 6:41 PM, Judy Jackson said:

    I love how you are real and honest! How you've put yourself out there and written songs on your new album that say exactly how you feel. I love all your new music I've heard! I can't wait for you album to come out this Spring!!! Keep being positive and believing in yourself and know all your fans love and support you in all you do!! Love you Le!!

  10. Todd McGee avatar

    On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 5:49 PM, Todd McGee said:

    Excellent vocals! So talented!

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