Fire We Make by Alicia Keys ft. Maxwell
Alicia Keys and Maxwell recorded Fire We Make for her best selling album entitled Girl on Fire. Maxwell is the co-singer for the rhythm and blues songstress and the album is Alicia’s first to be released on the R.C.A. record label. The single, Fire we Make is much like the album in that it is full of rhythm and blues melodies and some sultry piano ballads.
The single was written by Alicia Keys with collaborations from Andy Wansal, Warren Fielder and Gareth Clarke Junior. Fire We Make id the third single to be lifted from the album and was distributed to a number of US urban radio stations during late March 2013.
Maxwell, who appears alongside Keys in the video and sings on the song, is a singer and songwriter has an ability to play a number of different instruments. He has also been involved in musical productions and video during his career. In this video the production was left to Christopher Robinson and was premiered on soul music stations during late April.
In the video the setting begins on the famous streets of New Orleans where Keys is seen standing on the balcony of a hotel in the French quarter eagerly awaiting the arrival of Maxwell who disembarks from a bus. Keys then runs down the stairwell and passed a bemused hotel receptionist. She then takes over on reception duty and after requesting that she be able to book Maxwell in and show him to his room. Alicia Keys then begins to sing while sat on the floor in her room while Maxwell settles himself in to his hotel room. She is clearly very hot and proceeds in the video to cool her self down with a glass of water and an ice cube.
Maxwell meanwhile begins singing in the duet while sat on the edge of his bed and at a later point sat in a chair positioned near to his bed. The Maxwell begins to unpack his clothing from his suitcase while in her room Alicia places a glass lamp over a candle. In her room the heat is still clearly getting to Alicia as she begins to turn on a fan in an attempt to cool herself down. The video then shows a room full of hotel guests dancing romantically while Maxwell sings at one end of the crowded room to Keys who is dancing alone at the other end.