Am I the only person who has been waiting for new Alicia Keys music? The man-stealing R&B diva debuted a new song last night during her performance for MTV Upfront.
“I don’t care what they think. They can have everything,” she sang sitting alongside her piano. “They can’t afford what we’ve got, not even a king.”
As much as I love this ballad, I think Alicia Keys should just write music at this point. ‘Not Even A King’ sounds basic because her voice is …basic. A one sound pony. I loved ‘Million Dollar Bill’ she wrote for Whitney Houston and ‘Angel’ on Jennifer Hudson‘s latest album ‘I Remember Me‘ is a timeless classic. However, Mrs. Keys-Beatz could not pull off the same performance as those two ladies. As far as ‘Not Even A King’ goes, if Keyshia Cole sang this (on key)… it would be innovative, EPIC even.