Calvin Harris is back and as uncensored as ever. After recent videos like Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Justin Timberlake's "Tunnel Vision," the door has been pushed opened for explicit videos featuring mostly naked women, and Calvin Harris has walked straight through it. Not that he wasn't pushing the limits before.
In "Thinking About You" we enter into another one of Harris' debaucherous and violent worlds [see: "Sweet Nothing" and "Drinkin From the Bottle".] This one is inhabited by rich playboys, troubled teens getting into fist fights, topless women, pirates, and the lovely Ayah Marar — a Jordanian singer and pirate victim who proves to be a vocal powerhouse on this track.
Though it is worth a watch, this video, directed by Vincent Haycock, is not to be watched in the office. There are numerous sex scenes, including one on a plane, and enough bare skin that you may not want to be caught watching it in between organizing spreadsheets. Seriously, almost the entire first minute is dedicated to a woman in a thong walking down a flight of stairs.
"Thinking About You" is a great song, possibly the best one on Harris' latest LP, 18 Months. So who knows, after a few big successes in the last two years like "Need Your Love" and "Feel So Close," this may be the next big Calvin Harris radio hit. Only time will tell.
In the mean time, tell us what you think about the video below. Do you think this one will be pulled from YouTube too? Did Harris push the limits in an artistic way, or did he do it just for show?