Only God knows how hard it must be to stay on top of the charts year after year. Especially if a singer wants to stay true to his original style, ethic and consistency. And that’s even more true in the R&B scene where give-and-take is the keyword for riding high.
New Yorker Alicia Keys is one of the few artists who maintain success by remaining true to herself. After several years of silence, and a below-the-expectations Girl On Fire, she’s coming back with a new album. Once again she demonstrates to everyone what she’s made of. Class, elegance and sophistication. With In Common, Keys gives us the very first glimpse of the new chapter of her career. The song produced by Canadian Illangelo, which has already forged hits for The Weeknd and Drake.
The track is a mid-tempo where Alicia‘s voice becomes much less recognizable than in the past by maintaining anyway a sensual and new-age flavor, enriched by a smooth Caribbean taste. The track is really something experimental with respect to her past powerful canons.
In Common will not be a #1 song, especially in times when lady Beyonce needs to spit out all the possible shit out to a faithless Jay-Z. But I believe that this is the right way for Alicia to come back to the glories (and the sales) of the past.
Hell yes! Alicia Keys is back fellas! The Girl on Fire is ready to share new music with us and, on YouTube, she promises this is only the beginning.
After the low commercial success of 2012 Girl on Fire, Alicia decides now to join forces with husband and colleague Swiss Beatz and the result is 28 Thousand Days. The song that anticipates her forthcoming album is an hymn to life and to live life to the maximum. The title takes inspiration to the average length of a human life made, indeed, of 28,000 days. The mid tempo track, corroborated with powerful and stately trumpets beats, shows a nice chorus enhanced by Alicia‘s voice which is always a guarantee.
The song is good enough to become a huge hit in the US. I really can’t stop thinking at NYC while listening to it. Plus rumors say that 28 Thousand Days has been chosen by Levi’s for its new fall/winter adv campaign. Cha-ching Ali!
Anyway I really hope that with this comeback, Keys will be able to stave off all those annoying voices who would have given her up for dead (musically speaking of course). Alicia Keys is one of the hugest talent in the industry and no-one can’t deny it! Since the times of Falling this diva has written the pages of the contemporary R&B, plus she has one of the most beautiful and graceful voices ever.
While waiting for the tracklist of her new album to be released, enjoy the metropolitan hit 28 Thousand Days!