New Music: Alicia Keys – ‘New Day’

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is coming back with a bang this summer. The Grammy-winning superstar celebrates life on “New Day,” the first release off her upcoming fifth album, due later this year. The triumphant anthem sounds like it was produced by her husband Swizz Beatz.

“Whether I rise or fall, I’m gonna give it my all/ Party people say, ‘Ay, it’s a new day!’” sings Alicia over the drum-heavy instrumental.

The 31-year-old singer can’t wait to share her music with her fans. “I’ve come to this place that the album is about to be ready and I feel just so crazy excited,” she said. “It’s like I’m a different person. I’m a new person. Everything is new.”

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140 Comments

  1. YOOSONDALOOSE

    IT IS SO GOOD!!!
    NEEDED SOME ALICIA IN MY LIFE!!!!!

    OWWWWWWWWW LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @YOOSONDALOOSE, STOP it!! This song doesnt sound good at all. What happened to her voice? Ohh it’s KARMA. She has lost it, after sleeping and bagging a married man. Karma Karma Karma.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, I guess this is all her and Swizz could cook up in the studio? She probably spent most of her time on her knees, reminding him of how she stole him in the first place. Tramp!

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    SistaGirl Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Only one would known one

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    You Mad? Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, While Alicia stays winning, you stay losing. What does that say about yourself? Your a miserable c*nt. Goodbye!!!!

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    Issa Reply:

    @You Mad?, Yeah, she won the games of deception, lies and promiscuity.

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    Keep it Real Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Smh here you are hating again. Alicia Keys stays winning 6 times platinum in the U.S, with Songs in a Minor, 4 Times Platinum with Diary Of A. Keys, 3.8 Million sold with As I am, and 1.5 Million with Elements of Freedom. Something your fav “Nicki Minaj” will never see.

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    Sonya Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, So funny. Do you realize you sound like a spoiled child. “Stop it, stop it”. You are so hilarious. Don’t stop Alicia, keep it going and going. Never stop. Love it!

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    Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Alicia’s Grammy’s>>>>>>Nickelous. #StayMadHo

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    Anita Reply:

    @YOOSONDALOOSE, Yes you said it, it sounds so good. We’ve waited long enough and I’m ready for more. Love Alicia’s voice and positive attitude. This song is great.

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  2. Real

    Bitch this is cute.

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    @Beyonceland Reply:

    @Real, LEGEND!!!!!! It’s A SMASH!

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  3. EJ

    dope fresh sounds from the egyptian queen of r&B ! missed u alicia and i’m amped for the new 5th disc ! do ya thang gurl !

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    bigboi Reply:

    @EJ, she aint no queen stop talking smack…shes good, but queen of rnb

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    Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader Reply:

    @bigboi, She’s a queen and you will fucking deal

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  4. Zack

    Terrible.

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @Zack, Agreed! Horrid.

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    Hating Never Got You Anywhere Reply:

    @Zack, Yall have horrible taste in Music so you wouldnt have say in anything. Sit your asses down. This shit is fire

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    Issa Reply:

    @Hating Never Got You Anywhere, Shut the hell up. Better yet, go play in a FIRE.

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    Sam Reply:

    @Zack, Do you like the company you’re in? hehe

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    Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader Reply:

    @Zack, Bitch you wish

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  5. Ninja

    It’s kinda disappointing honestly, it’s not totally bad but i feel like it would have been better if someone with a powerful voice was singing this.

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    Ninja Reply:

    @Ninja, I think it’s a grower

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    1-800-SlapThatDELUSION Reply:

    @Ninja,

    Honestly her piano saves this song. You can tell Swizz Beatz over-produced this record and it could have been toned down a bit.

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    Ninja Reply:

    @1-800-SlapThatDELUSION, Yes exactly.
    Also Swizz is clearly biting Switch (and Diplo) production drums here. It reminds a lot of God In The Machine of Santigold

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    Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader Reply:

    @Ninja, Bitch shut the fuck up

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  6. DeeJay

    EVERYDAY IS A NEW DAY!! GIVE IT YOUR ALL!!
    ALICIA KEYS IS BACK AND NO ONE CAN STOP HER!

    HATERS COME ON WE READY! LOL

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    DeeJay Reply:

    @DeeJay, Thank U to everyone for leaving my comments unreplied. Some of you really annoy me.

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  7. Hava

    LOve Alicia.. this is cute! But like alot of her music it’ll have to grow on me!

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  8. Jay Aquarious

    Nice!

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  9. Ajgreen

    FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Boatango

    DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t know she could bring it like that. Feel good music, crazy beat, it’s about to be on and poppin’.

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  11. MinajRules2012

    This pic is photoshopped so bad. Her fat ass wish she was that skinny.

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    You Mad? Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Whats your twitter page so i can see how you look? Ill wait……

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    Simple Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, I cant even imagine how much your life sucks lmaoooo. Staying on blogs all day hating on every single post. Wow thats the life right. Fuk outta here

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    Sam Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You are such an idiot. Alicia is not only a gorgeous woman but she is beautiful inside too. You’re definitley down one on her for sure. Now how about that picture?

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    ad Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, are you serious? you have to see nicki’s fat ass and then you can talk!!!!

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    :) Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Pure hatred.

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    :) Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Nicki ain’t skinny what so ever so check your facts. Nicki fans…

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    Winning! Reply:

    @:), OMG, i am so sorry for yall, having to deal with that crazy AZZ STAN… TeamMinaj do not cosign with this chick…Smh

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    Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You stay having Alicia in you mind fag. She owns you like everybody else. Worry about your flop getting platinum with Failure Reloaded.

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader, you do realize it is platinum right? You fail!

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  12. Lily

    Close your mouth fuckin’ hater when beyonce sings who run the world a bad song you like it and yes she was dated a maried man she’s not the first not the last and it’s private !

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  13. sorry

    this is horrible

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    Keep it Real Reply:

    @sorry, And u look horrible. But thats another story

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  14. believenle

    LOL Kelly Rowland and Keyshia Cole’s new singles will drop tomorrow too!!!

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  15. Jay

    She’s back!!!!!

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  16. Hating Never Got You Anywhere

    Whoever thinks this sucks should be slapped this song is crazy from the production, the lyrics and Alicias voice this is how you come back. Once again Alicia will sell records so why would you even say she fell off cmonson. Lets see you Haters do better.

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  17. Kyle Eli

    I can’t believe she came out with a song, i jumped when i seen this ALICIA KEYS i freakin love you !!! Finally man I’ve been waiting long enough and to all the haters this song is HOT !!!!!!!

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  18. Candace

    Ms DJ AK-47 is hot, but she really didn’t need background vocals from Swizz. It would have been great either way. Nice to include him on the ride. Love the beat which I’m sure was his influence too but I’m really looking forward to some deeper AK tunes also. Anyway this sounds really good and I hope it is a huge hit.

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  19. lil Alex

    HELLLL YEAH!!!!!!!! Just what I need to hear!
    Yooooo I’m smiling right now, I can DANCE to that! Sounds fresh, hype, and a perfect first single for a new day seriously! Aight Mrs. Keys I see you, I feel, I HEAR you girl!!!!

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  20. EXCLUSIVE

    KELLY ROWLAND F/ LIL WAYNE – ICE

    DROPPING TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Deidre

    Not feeling it … for someone of her caliber, to say this is sub par an understatement.

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  22. Simple

    Wooooooooo this ish is bananas Swizz MURDERED that beat. Haters wouldnt like this there too busy listening to songs like Starships and Super Bass smfh

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    Tex Reply:

    @Simple, So just because people expect more from Alicia they’re haters? Oh.

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    Tim Reply:

    @Tex, Not to interupt, but I believe he was speaking to the “haters”. If the shoe fits, you know? If not, ignore.

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    qw Reply:

    @Tim, no it was just a preemptive strike against anybody that doesnt agree with their opinion. just blatant dickriding and intolerance. anybody that doesnt like you they like is deemed a “hater” or a shallow listener. shit is ridiculous. get over yourself. if i dont like the song it doesnt make me a hater. fuck off.

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    Tim Reply:

    @qw, Excuse. Haters need to take a step back and move on. Also people who don’t like this song or Alicia->go with them.

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  23. jay

    LOVE IT! #SMASH!!!

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  24. Kalin

    If Katy Perry came out with a song like this, y’all would be calling it generic crap.

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    Angel Reply:

    @Kalin, But it’s not Katy Perry, it’s Alicia Keys and it sounds great!

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Angel, Clearly. It sounds great to you, but not me. It’s OPINION! Everyone has one.

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    Angel Reply:

    @Kalin, That’s what I said, it’s great. I like Alicia Keys as a singer. Katy Perry? She’s alright on some songs but nothing like Alicia. If you don’t like it, that’s your right.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Angel, Ok, I gotcha! And thanks for being civil and coherent, unlike some users.

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    Keep it Real Reply:

    @Kalin, Lmao how do you compare Alicia Keys to Katy Perry lmaoooo. Alicia Keys is r&b/Soul not pop. You sound like you dont know music very well little girl.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Keep it Real, I’m just stating the obvious, little girl. I see reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit.

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    Keep it Real Reply:

    @Kalin, But the thing is your comparing someone who doesnt have a good voice to someone with strong vocals. Alicia Keys is a very good vocalist. You said if Katy Perry made this song people would be hating it. Well no duh bitch Katy Perrys voice wouldnt match on a record like this. I swear u are so fkn dumb.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Keep it Real, If Katy Perry made the song…if Usher made the song…the overarching point is YOU hop on the song and act like it’s the best thing of the year because it’s ALICIA KEYS. And if anybody is dumb in this equation, it’s your ass. You respond to ME and you haven’t stopped bitching sense! LOL…you’re a fool!

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    Rex Reply:

    @Keep it Real, “Well no duh bitch Katy Perrys voice wouldn’t match on a record like this”

    What the fuck does that have to do with anything? I’m with them, CAN YOU READ AT ALL?! The song would be generic no matter who released it but you eat this shit up because it’s ALICIA KEYS!

    You are stupid as fuck! And that’s KEEPING IT REAL!

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Keep it Real, Where’s the comparison? That’s the truth. You know damn well Alicia can do better than this.

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    Lauren Reply:

    @Keep it Real, She was using that as an EXAMPLE. In the future, you should learn the definition of ‘EXAMPLE’ before you try and be condescending towards someone.

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    oowo Reply:

    @Kalin, I agree.

    people show favoritism and apply different standards to different artists based on bias opinions. If this song was exactly the same except it had “katy perry” in the title the same people saying its great would be slamming it.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @oowo, Thank you!!

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    Keep it Real Reply:

    @Lauren, I know what i read dont try to say im an idiot. She said that if katy Perry was on this record people would hate it and call it generic. Well uhh YEAH has anybody ever heard katy perrys voice especially live? Its not strong at all. Alicia Keys actually has a VOICE. You people like to play stupid but i dont fall for that shit.

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    Lauren Reply:

    @Keep it Real, I’m not playing stupid..I’m using COMMON SENSE, something you obviously don’t have.

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    Jake Reply:

    @Keep it Real, The fucking moral of this damn story is that you people are quick to criticize one artist but take immediately to the poor songs of another just because they’re established and, in the past, have made good music. Damn, you’re stupid!

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    Jake Reply:

    @Keep it Real, LMFAO! An Alicia Keys stan!

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    Keep it Real Reply:

    @Kalin, But regardless of your point at the end of the day it doesnt even matter. Alicia keys stays winning everytime she drops an album. Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one but the main point im trying to make is no matter what you say Alicia will slay once again whether u like it or not thats a fact. Please prove me otherwise until then keep your fkn mouth shut LITTLE GIRL

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Keep it Real, You still talking, huh? Grow up and get a job. I have no problem with Alicia Keys…I just don’t like the song. You can kindly stop acting like her mother, you damn fool.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Keep it Real, You need a damn anger management class. Nobody is hating on Alicia..nobody is claiming she won’t “slay” or hoping she won’t. Your teachers FAILED. LEARN TO READ. And it’s a free country…I’ll say whatever the hell I please. What are YOU gonna do about it? TYPE ME TO DEATH?

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    Hank Reply:

    @Keep it Real, It matters enough for you to keep talking the same shit over and over though…

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    Keep it Real Reply:

    @Hank, But you replyed to me. That says a lot. Fuck outta here

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    Hank Reply:

    @Keep it Real, And you replied to HER with some bullshit. Yeah, it says that I–along with the rest of the people on this post–are stick of you stanning for Alicia Keys, someone who doesn’t give a fuck about you. Damn ignorant bitch.

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    Keep It Real Reply:

    @Hank, Man fu*k you, your mother, your father and the rest of your family i dont give a fkk u aint gon do shit. Carry on…….

    Vanessa Reply:

    @Keep it Real, “Please prove me otherwise?” LOL….forgot a word there while you’re stanning so hard.

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    Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader Reply:

    @Kalin, Katy’s rotten puss couldn’t even come out with shit like this. She needs to worry about who is going to give her beats now since she can’t work Dr.Luke.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader, PLEASE. I didn’t think Alicia’s could either until this insulting shit hit the web.

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  25. TRP

    HOT!

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  26. yep!

    We needed a good summer banger and THIS IS IT!

    Thank you Alicia Keys…this is bringing me back to your “Falin” days and I LOVE IT!

    Nobody can see her! This shyt knocks!

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  27. Banger

    Damn Alicia came back strong this is a great first single. First listen and i liked it right away. Never disappoints.

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  28. DRod

    I have never posted on this site before, but if anyone starts hating on Ms. Keys I’m goin in on them. This is HOTT! She’s killin’ it!

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  29. NAVYSTAN

    #Banger! Lovin it #AKeys!

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  30. me

    mmmmm i think its too fast for keys. i like her with super slow songs. i think this is too “hip” for her

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  31. No Ma'am

    Loud Beats over horrible vocals.

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    Hank Reply:

    @No Ma’am, Thank you!

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    Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader Reply:

    @Hank, You sound pressed as shit. You better co-sign.

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    Hank Reply:

    @Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader, Bitch please.

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    Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader Reply:

    @No Ma’am, Stay mad fag.

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  32. brand-n-malik

    first time posting on a blog website:
    This song is a BANGER! #summersong2012. I knew she was gonna come with an anthemic song. She did this!

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  33. Lowdowndirty

    she just scream thats it

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  34. pete

    some swiz beatz shit,not feeling it but it will be on billboard hot 100

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  35. Trace

    Hopefully this song isn’t a representation of the album.

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  36. Sharp Tongue

    After playing it a couple of times I like it.

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  37. manjeo

    Haters will always be Haters, it’s in their blood to hate. They can’t help it.

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    Kennedy Reply:

    @manjeo, Aside from the troll who trolls on everyone’s page, everyone else is just being critical and logically backing their points up. Nothing wrong with that.

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  38. Diego

    Sucks this sounds like a bad African tribal song

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  39. Victoria

    I like Alicia, but this isn’t doing it for me.

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  40. Bitchplease

    Alicia Keys is so raw!

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  41. frills

    Its aight. Imma need her to tone down the the loud sing a long choruses she likes to put in songs. Ever since ‘no one’ she has kept it up and needs to try something different chorus wise that doesnt have a hip hop club beat

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  42. Kyle

    I think this song needs to grow on me. I’m not used to Alicia’s songs being driven by beats and sounding overproduced, but I like the concept of the song. If this were a single though, I don’t think it would perform well at radio.

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  43. Hip-Hop Fiend

    This is a banger. Nice smooth track. Haters gonna hate no matter what Alicia is singing about. What do you want her to sing a bunch of ballads about broken hearts? She’s in a happy place so she gonna do up tempo songs. I’m sure on album she will have her classic love songs tho. She’s one of few artist that never lets me down.

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    qw Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, “haters gonna hate” wow so original. did you come up with that all by yourself?

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    pressed Much Reply:

    @qw, Someone sounds mad. I smell a Hater

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  44. jamie

    It’s not a bad jam, but it ain’t all that either. I’ve been lost with her since that shit she did at Whitney Houston’s funeral.

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  45. cnm

    Song is a BANGER! Love Alicia.

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  46. AKrulz

    LISTEN this great cover!! :D

    /watch?v=HBeQtYQtpB0&fb

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  47. MinajRules2012

    yes im mean im sorry yall!!!

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  48. WonderLand19

    Perfect.

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  49. Bobs

    She is so cute and sweet, but this song have me a massive headache. So nice hooks but that industrial sound effect makes me want to never hear tg

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  50. Ice

    All her singles from her last album were so boring to me, but this is a breath of fresh air. It sounds like it might get old pretty quick, but it’s great on first listen. I like this route for her though, upbeat tracks like Teenage Love Affair are her best, imo.

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  51. Lauren

    Alicia kind of resembles Paula Patton in that pic. Very pretty.

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  52. TheDreamer

    I think this song will have to grow on me. I’m just not used to the upbeat Alicia songs.

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  53. cooleyhigh

    i kinda like this, it will give her atleast the type of anticipation for her next album. Swizz did good on the beat, plus the piano had that “alicia” tone to it. hate the ending tho

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  54. Jay

    Aw!!! No fair! I can’t hear it. The player isn’t showing up. :(

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  55. Jay

    I just checked it out on YouTube and I freaking love it!!! Alicia always comes with a new sound. That hook is insane!!! Party people…say heeeey! It’s a new daaaay!!! Love it!!! :)

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  56. Hugh

    Cool

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  57. Arister

    I think I’ve listened to this song at least over 100 times yesterday i need a break!

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  58. @JwalksOnWater

    she sounds horrible.

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  59. Jordan Gabriel

    wack. I miss Songs in A Minor Alicia.

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  60. Beyoncé:I Am Your Leader

    @Lowdowndirty, And it slays.

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  61. yooo

    what im failing to understand is why Alicia doesn’t compose more. I mean she is a classically trained pianist and resorts to this bullsh*t. I’m just an awe of the mediocrity that peepz consider gems.

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  62. Roseanne

    THIS PICTURE OF ALICIA KEYS IS FIERCE! THE SONG IS FIYAH! IT IS JUST DOPE!

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  63. Carl

    I was just talking with a friend about how “we
    fans” hate change from an artist. We always complain about each album after the first.

    If an artist never changes we complain about them being boring.

    Just do you Alicia Keys. Keep growing and expanding because I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. STFU I'm Famous

    She could of warn me it was going to be that loud. *Covers Ears* Nice SOng tho!

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  65. Gereilju

    Horrible so u can call me hater…but real fans dont lie

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    Angel Reply:

    @Gereilju, Real fans aren’t lying. We love it. It is great and maybe a little different but still Alicia.

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  66. LYLY

    GOOD SONG GREAT BEAT

    I NEED MORE SOULFUL SONG FOR THE NEW ALBUM

    SWIZZ BEAT CAN’T STAY OUT OF THE PROJECT OBVIOUSLY BUT COMMON YOU CAN DO BETTER

    ALICIA PLEASE DON’T BRING YOUR SOULFULL SONG AGAIN.

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  67. Sarahj

    I love this side of Alicia. She is so funny and this song is banging for the Summer.

    Sorry but let Alicia grow and party and have fun. This a new day………..Celebrate….

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  68. Benita

    I Love it !! and i Love you Alicia !

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  69. Zeliha

    I read all the comments made on here and I have to say Is amzaing,how people are so ignorant still in this century!.With out offending anybody,but all those negative comments only make this people look like a fool and ignorants! I have to say I’m a real girl and I believe that this person is trying hard to be her self and have a career like anybody else with goals.Is that bad? At leat she is trying not like a lot of people we all know that are jobless,bomb,robbers,ect thats something to b ashame

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