This is the Alicia Keys I’ve been waiting for! “Brand New Me” is one of the more powerful and inspirational songs we’ve heard from Alicia Keys, and it highlights everything I love about her.
Musically, it’s a minimal slow tempo song, void of any extra elements and production. The simplicity of the arrangement highlights Alicia’s vocals. And the lyrics and message of the song are empowering. And it’s no surprise that it was written by Alicia and the uber-talented Emeli Sande (who you’ll be seeing more of on this site and hearing on the airwaves).
I love the slow build of the song, and the powerful bridge.
And the video is equally simple, elegant, and beautiful.