First Listen: Alicia Keys Release A New Single Titled, ‘Brand New Me’

Co-Written With Emile Sandé
It's A Brand New Keys

The incomparable Alicia Keys is gearing up for the release of her fifth studio album Girl On Fire. We’ve already seen the kinda weird, kinda pretty-looking video for the title track (which PITNBR Brent actually enjoyed, for good reasons) and now she’s dropping the second single, Brand New Me. The song was co-written by my girl Emile Sandé, who just picked up the Harper’s Bazaar Musician Of The Year award. I’m a little conflicted over this track; Brand New Me has a very smooth, ballad-like feel to it and, while I do like it, I guess I just don’t love it. Then again, I also know I’m not the biggest AK fan in the world. Check out the song above and tell me what you think. Alicia‘s voice sounds good, (and I do love the bridge which begins around the 2:40 mark), I’m just not head over heels for the entire production. However, I’m still crazy-psyched for that Frank Ocean collaboration! Hopefully we’ll get to hear that one soon.

Girl On Fire debuts on November 27.

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  1. romesf415

    LOVE!!! So much better than the first single Girl on Fire. I like that it sounds different and her vocals are off the chains!!!! As usual, it’s an inspirational song that peeps are gonna love!!! Have a glass of wine and listen to it again!

  2. hmm not sure if i like it or not. but its 100 times better than that first single

  3. Matthew

    Girl on Fire had a better hook. After 2 listens you were walking around with that chorus part humming in your head all day.

    This one is lyrically better. Both are pretty solid IMO, but I agree with Shannon, so far neither are complete KO’s. Still better than some other things out there though and I like this direction.

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