After releasing her hit song "Girl on Fire" and performing in a series of celebrity-packed events that included the Super Bowl, President Obama's inaugural ball, and the NBA All-Star Game weekend, R'n'B songbird Alicia Keys returns with another potential hit from her "Girl on Fire" studio album. This time, the 32-year-old entertainer drops her soulful duet with hunky crooner Maxwell entitled "Fire We Make", premiering its beautifully-shot music video filmed in New Orleans.
Set inside a French Quarter hotel, the Chris Robinson-directed clip tells a period love story that starts off with sparks flying between the lovely pair. Keys portrays the role of the pretty Battiers Boarding House receptionist as Maxwell serves as her highly-anticipated, mysterious guest.
As Keys leads Maxwell to his assigned room, the attraction is unquestionable, but both instead retreat to their own separate rooms to quell their overwhelming desire. Keys cools it all off with a bowl of ice as she herself dishes her own icy-smooth vocals which Maxwell ably matches with his impeccable falsetto.
They continue trading their smooth vocals well into the next scenario where they sing to each other across the room in a crowded juke joint. As the song is about to end, Maxwell runs back to the boarding house where Keys finds him waiting for her out on the front porch, where they clasp one another's cheek, and their attraction fascination is culminating in a sweet gesture.
Alicia Keys' "Fire We Make" (feat. Maxwell) music video