K-Ci & Jojo - All My Life

November 19, 2011 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

After reviewing N-Force's rendition of this song, and I found it really good, I thought I'd end up being one of these people who prefer the cover versions over the original. However I was so wrong.

K-Ci & Jojo have been around since 1990, and have recently re-formed. They are actually brothers and their real names are Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and Joel "Jojo" Hailey. They have had a few chart hits, but this song is definitely their most well-known (even though I'd never heard of it until a few days ago).

They wrote this song themselves, so the lyrics obviously comes from their hearts. I have to admit, I did stereotype them right at the start, and I was worried that as soon as they started singing I wouldn't like it but I was totally wrong. The voice that came out kind of put me in a little bit of shock, and I just couldn't believe that they sung like that. It's definitely classic R&B, which is usually the best since nowadays R&B is definitely being linked in with pop music. I think their voices work really well, and I am interested in what songs they are about to release soon, although I'd never buy them, I would be very interested.

I have to admit, I can understand why N-Force decided to choose this song as a cover, because N-Force's vocalist is Lois McConnell has the perfect voice to match with these guys (I suggest they all do a collaboration, that would be amazing).

The music video is quite interesting. They show the performance side of things. I know what you are thinking, you're expecting me to dislike it since I rarely like the performance side of music videos, but that isn't the case with this one. It is usually difficult to display a good performance in a video, but these guys do it subtly which really works within the song.

I have to admit, I think the extra scenes with all the couples is a really clever idea and really pushes this video out there and makes it noticeable amongst the other videos that were released around that time. I love the ending as well, as the music slowly dissipates, you are left with one single scene which shows a sunset, signifying an end, and romanticism.

Overall I really like the song, and it really surprised me. I like the music video, it fits nicely and although there is no narrative, there isn't any need for one, this song suits the music video perfectly that it definitely deserves this rating, and I hope many of you agree.