First Impressions: Alicia Keys Gets Angelic On 'Anything'

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Light as a feather, yet strong as steel, Alicia Keys softly croons in the opening bars of the soaring new single, "Doesn't Mean Anything", and we then know that Ms. Keys is back to crafting something special for the ears. The piano patriarch is prepping for a new album and has been quietly keeping details of the new as-yet-untitled effort under wraps, now it seems more details have been emerging especially with this new cut. Most will cite "Doesn't Mean Anything" as a sort of clone of the singer's 2007 single, "No One", from her last album, As I Am, and it's technically true. In contrast, this new entry has less bite and more restraint of Alicia's vocals as akin to its predecessor. The song drives on like a quiet march, with the snappy percussion keeping it in line, till the bridge chimes in and the sweetest tempo change occurs. "Doesn't Mean Anything" possibly doesn't make the biggest splash, nor does it shake up the formula for Alicia, but there is something lovely residing there that needs to be given a second listen.

Doesn't Mean Anything

1 comment:

  1. I like this song, I'm definitely looking forward to the new album to come from Alicia, she always delivers the goos when it comes to great music. Her last album was amazing.

    You just know that anything Alicia is associated with is going to be great, she's super talented and always puts so much into her music.

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