Blindfold Me


Blindfold Me

Infobox Single
Name = Blindfold Me


Artist = Kelis featuring Nas
Album = Kelis Was Here
B-side =
Released = October 2006 (U.S.)
Format = Digital download, CD single, 12" single
Recorded = 2005 at
Westlake Audio
(West Hollywood, California)
Battery Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre = R&B, hip hop
Length = 4:20
Label = LaFace, Jive
Writer = Sean Garrett, Jamal Jones, Nasir Jones
Producer = Sean Garrett, Polow da Don
Certification =
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Kelis
Type = singles
Last single = "I Love My Chick"
(2006)
This single = "Blindfold Me"
(2006)
Next single = "Lil Star"
(2007)
Extra chronology
Artist = Kelis
Type = North American singles
Last single = "I Love My Chick"
(2006)
This single = "Blindfold Me"
(2006)
Next single =
Extra track listing
Album = Kelis Was Here
Type = studio
prev_track = "Living Proof"
prev_no = 5
this_track = "Blindfold Me"
track_no = 6
next_track = "Goodbyes"
next_no = 7
Extra chronology
Artist = Nas
Type = singles
Last single = "Road to Zion"
(2005)
This single = "Blindfold Me"
(2006)
Next single = "Hip Hop Is Dead"
(2006)

"Blindfold Me" is the second single from Kelis' fourth studio album, "Kelis Was Here" (2006). The single features her husband Nas and was released in October 2006 (see 2006 in music). The song is about blindfolded sex. Kelis talks about how her lover experiements with her body, unaware of what to do. Nas raps about the male experience and dominance of the act.

The track was produced by Polow da Don (well-known for producing hits for the Pussycat Dolls and Fergie). The Nas-featured version of the song was chosen for the single version, and only appears on international pressings of "Kelis Was Here" while the North American edition has the original no-rap version.

"Blindfold Me" was not released as a physical single in the U.S., due to unknown reasons (possibly because of the song's racy nature), and was instead sent to radio stations as a promotional recording. After Jive decided not to release the single, Virgin, her European label, decided to release the Cee-Lo-produced and -featured "Lil Star". The song was expected to be released as the lead single from her best-of album "The Hits" in the United Kingdom, due to the fact it had not been previously issued as a single there. However, this did not happen and "Blindfold Me" was not included on the album, thus "Blindfold Me" remains her only single not to be released there.

"Blindfold Me" received considerably heavy airplay on European radio stations, mostly in Italy (where it landed at number eight on the Italian Top 20 Summer) and Albania (number four on the Albanian Top 50 Radio Hip-Hop). The song also charted at number one on the Australian Radio Metro chart on January 1, staying on the countdown for three months.

Music video

The sexually-charged video for "Blindfold Me", shot in September 2006 in Los Angeles, California, and directed by Marc Klasfeld—who had previously worked with Kelis on "Bossy" earlier that year—, premiered on BET's "Access Granted" on September 6, 2006. It takes place at night, and it opens with Kelis in a dim parking lot trying to find her car, when a men wearing a black hooded overcoat suddenly comes up and covers her eyes as she says "blindfold me". Kelis is then blindfolded and tied to a chair, relating to the song's theme of BDSM. The video also depicts Kelis on a beach in red night vision, in an icy atmosphere where her breath can be seen, in a jungle-type atmosphere wearing a Leopard-patterned outfit, and lying down on black velvet holding a whip. Later on, the man is revealed to be Nas, who unties Kelis from the chair and proceeds to perform his rap segment while she dances suggestively next to him, still blindfolded. At the ending, Nas walks Kelis back to the same parking lot she was in the beginning and then disappears. She takes her blindfold off and then walks away.

Track listings and formats

;CD single
#"Blindfold Me" (Single Version featuring Nas)
#"Blindfold Me" (Album Version)
#"Blindfold Me" (Instrumental)
#"Blindfold Me" (A Capella)
#"Blindfold Me" (CD-ROM Video)

;12" singleSide A:
#"Blindfold Me" (Main)
#"Blindfold Me" (Instrumental)

Side B:
#"Blindfold Me" (Main)
#"Blindfold Me" (A Capella)

Charts

References


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