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Dionne Warwick Reflects On ‘What The World Needs Now’

Dionne Warwick's storied career will get a new chapter when her 36th album, She's Back, is released on Friday, May 10th. To introduce the project, Warwick released "What The World Needs Now," a new recording of the Burt Bacharach and Hal David standard “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” as the lead single. Dionne has been singing the song since the '60s, but the legendary songstress proves that she's still got it on this updated take. She also shows that she's still got it in the song's music video.

We see Auntie Dionne sitting in her posh living room and watching television to open the visual. She's watching the daily news, and it's as stressful as ever with stories about everything going wrong in the world. Instead of getting stressed out about the real-life drama playing out on her TV screen, Dionne starts singing to calm her – and our – nerves. The video splits its time between scenes of the singer in present day with vintage footage and photographs of her many performances over the years by herself and with famous friends, such as Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight; a young girl drawing a picture and a woman returning home from work to an overwhelming pile of bills and notices. The classic clips give the video a nostalgic feel, while the scenes with the young girl and woman play out to reveal a twist that will give you the warm fuzzies when the video reaches its conclusion.

Watch Dionne Warwick in "What The World Needs Now," get ready for She's Back's impending release and continue to give this living legend her flowers while she's here.


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