Netflix Commercial for What Happened, Miss Simone?
Dates: March 2015 - June 2015
This Television Commercial plays Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone. "What Happened, Miss Simone? - Official Trailer - Netflix [HD]" I think the only way to tell you who I am these days is to sing a song. We'll start from the beginning. My mother was one of the greatest entertainers of all time. When she was performing, she was an anomaly. She was brilliant. She was loved. The one and only Nina Simone! Her voice was totally different from anybody else. Made me listen to it again. How is she doing this? She was one of those musicians, hear them once, next time you hear them you say, oh that's that same one I heard last week. People think that when she went out on stage, she became Nina Simone. My mother was Nina Simone 24/7. And that's where it became a problem. Everything fell apart. She was a revolutionary, she found a purpose for the stage. I choose to reflect the times and the situations in which I find myself. I can't even be an artist and not reflect the times. There was something eating at her. When the show ended, she was alone. Full of anger and rage. I have to live with Nina, and that is very difficult. Nina was fighting demons, she could get violent. Hey, girl, sit down. The change in her would be dramatic. Like a switch. Sit down! As fragile as she was strong. As vulnerable as she was dynamic. Most people are afraid to be as honest as she lived. I had a couple of times on stage when I really felt free. The high priestess... Miss Nina Simone. Nina Simone. She was a genius, she was brilliant. But she paid a huge price. (Lyrics) Birds flying high you know how I feel Sun in the sky, you know how I feel And I'm feelin' good Fish in the sea, you know how I feel River running free, you know how I feel Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me (Lyrics) Baby, you understand me now If sometimes you see that I'm mad Don't you know no one alive can always be an angel When everything goes wrong, you see some bad But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood Life has its problems And I get more than my share But that's one thing I never mean to do I'm just a soul whose intentions are good Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood Netflix Opening Night 2015 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection 2015 Berlin Film Festival A Netflix Documentary A Film By Academy Award Nominee Liz Garbus Discover The Truth Hear Her Voice What Happened, Miss Simone? Only On Netflix June 26 Netflix.com/MissSimone