With the surge of R&B acts going down the dance music route lately, it’s nice to have Alicia Keys back on the scene, flying the flag for good old rhythm & blues. We first heard new track “Brand New Me” performed live at the Roundhouse in London at the iTunes festival back in September, but now we finally have the full studio track to obsess over.
Taken from the album Girl On Fire, the song and was co-written by our very own British talent Emeli Sandé as they team up in a show of woman-power for the empowering song about finding your true self.
“’Brand New Me’ is about the journey it takes to get to a place where you are proud to be a new you,” the singer recently told The Boombox. “There is nothing wrong with growing. There may be people in your life that knew you for a long time and they think of you only as the person you used to be and not the person you now are.
“This song is a conversation introducing them to the new you. Where nothing can hold you back and no one can hold you down.”
Alicia Keys will be performing at the MTV EMA‘s on November 11th, while her new album Girl On Fire comes out November 27th.