“Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” is the next single from Alicia Keys. The song is from her latest album, The Element Of Freedom, which I think is one of Alicia’s most inspiring albums. It is an album that will stand the test of time. Most of the songs have great depth and passion, as evident in this song. The themes of love and vulnerability are showcased throughout the album and this song. The song was co-written by Drake, who provides backing vocals on the track. I believe this is one of Alicia’s most vulnerable songs, at least in terms of the songs she has released as singles.
The music video was shot in LA, and features Chad Michael Murray as Alicia’s love interest. The video takes a look at interracial dating through different eras. And as usual, Alicia looks stunning.
Take a look and share your thoughts.
It took a few listens for the song to grow on me, but the video is amazing. Alicia looks absolutely amazing in the silver dress, against the green foliage. She is so sensual, sexy, and vulnerable, which suits the song. It is vintage Alicia.
I also love the juxtaposition of the black and white shots against the color shots in the first segment. It is very fitting with the theme of the video. It looks like a cross between a fashion shot and a home video. The story seamlessly moves through the different areas with such ease. TheÂ transformation of a tape to a CD is such a clever way to show the change, in addition to all the physical changes of the characters.
This is one ofÂ Alicia’s best music videos, and without a doubt theÂ best from the new album. I’m hoping this song and video willÂ make a huge impact andÃ‚Â ultimatleyÂ boost albums sales. If you don’t already own it, grab yourself a copy of The Element of Freedom.
And here is a live performance of the song I posted a while back.