Love Is Blind

Album: The Element of Freedom (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from American R&B and soul artist Alicia Keys' fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom. Keys explained the album title to Billboard magazine: "This album is really just about growth and freedom. Sonically, the sound is grand and massive. It feels emotional and vulnerable but there's also a kind of freedom in it. I can't quite find a better word than freedom to really describe it. Even though every song has touches of different textures and sounds, the overall [sense of] freedom is the thing that grounds it. It's definitely the theme of where I am in my life."
  • Keys told Billboard about this track's sound: "Some people say the piano on it sounds like something from Marvin Gaye or Bob Marley. We've been using a lot of different keyboard sounds on this album. This particular song uses the CP 70 keyboard. It looks just like a piano but has a different tone; more of an electric sound. The song has a darker tone to it and the beats get real heavy. But then the vocals are very soulful and bluesy."
  • This is one of two tracks on The Element of Freedom that was produced by Grammy-winning producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z). rather than Keys' long-time collaborator Kerry "Krucial" Brothers. Their other collaboration was the album's second single, "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart."

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