When I heard Alicia Keys recorded a duet with Maxwell, I could barely contain my excitement. For me, Maxwell’s voice is pure butter and melts me every single time. Love his unplugged album from years back. As expected, their vocals complement and meld perfectly with each other. I’m ecstatic they actually filmed a music video for it. Didn’t think she’d pick this as the third single off her latest effort.
Sizzling doesn’t even begin to describe the video. Set in New Orleans, the Chris Robinson-directed clip perfectly captures the sensual vibe of “Fire We Make.” With the warm lighting and intimate camera angles, Keys and Maxwell’s lustful yearning hit scorching levels. Even with a bowl of ice cubes and blowing fan, Alicia can’t seem to cool herself down. Check out their steamy duet below. This is some serious baby-making music if I ever heard it.
Hopefully his sexy vocals will help Alicia rebound from her last single, “Brand New Me.” The track didn’t even crack the Top 100 of Billboard’s Hot 100 and peaked at No. 37 on the R&B charts. Definitely a far cry from “Girl On Fire” which hit No. 10 on the main chart and No. 2 on the urban one. What do you think of the track? Are you a fan of Maxwell? Sound off below.