Swizz Beatz Promises Alicia Keys’ New Album To Be “Timeless”

New Alicia Keys music is on the way!

Is the pianist going to make another classic Motown-inspired R&B album reminiscent of her debut or is Keys planning to rehash ‘Element of Boredom Freedom’‘s listlessness into another idle LP?

See what record producer and Keys’ husband Swizz Beatz promises to expect from his wife’s upcoming collection after the jump and sound-off below.

“She’s working on a timeless piece,” Swizz told Angie Martinez of New York City’s Hot 97. “The topics that she’s speaking about are super deep and from the heart, and to me what music has been missing.” Swizz also confirmed the 31 year old will be hitting the studio with longtime collaborator and former alleged beau, Kerry “Krucial” Brothers.

Exciting news!

Hopefully this translates into more ‘Fallen’, ‘Diary’, and/or ‘Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)’ type tracks from the soulful diva and less of the ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’ schmaltz that dominated the last era. Either way, Keys is a premium R&B artist that has earned the right to take her music wherever she’d like–anything she releases ‘TGJ’ will be anxiously looking forward to, as a talent like hers is rare to come by.

Your thoughts?




  1. March 24, 2012 at 7:00 am
    Sleazy says:

    Sleeping with a broken Heart Is amazing I need a another 1

  2. March 24, 2012 at 7:12 am
    Stephen says:

    “Doesn’t Mean Anything” was great. Alicia is a greater artist than most, she’s a real artist, unlike Beyonce who may be a better vocalist but isn’t too good as an artist.

  3. March 24, 2012 at 7:20 am

    element of boredom ?!! 🙄

    i want to p*** In the mouth of the h** who wrote that line. 😈

    XD of course , i love me. keys 🙂

  4. March 24, 2012 at 7:41 am
    Lax says:

    Bring it on all or nothing Alicia.

  5. March 24, 2012 at 7:45 am
    xoxo says:

    wtf? element of boredom? i loved that album! it was her 3rd best cd. anyway i am definitely getting alicias new stuff, one of the very few true artists in the mainstream.

  6. March 24, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Love Alicia, I cannot wait for this album, I have wanted it for too long now! Her music and voice is timeless.
    And Element of Boredom? That album was amazing as was ‘Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart’.

  7. March 24, 2012 at 7:59 am
    glum says:

    Gosh, I hope she’s not tryna jump on the dance-pop bandwagon.

  8. March 24, 2012 at 7:59 am
    Beyoncé's kryptonite says:

    I am so glad to hear new music from A.Keys. FINALLY! Her music is normally timeless, so this is great news.

    At least we don’t have to hear microwave popcorn music from Beyoncé for a long time. Hallelujah!

  9. March 24, 2012 at 8:15 am
    kingphoenix9 says:

    Okay, Alicia im ready for some hot ish! Bring it on!

  10. March 24, 2012 at 8:27 am
    aishaaguilerakeys says:

    Swiss, shut tu and stay away from A’s career! I love TEOFand all the songs on it. To me, the album is flawless, but that’s my opinion.

  11. March 24, 2012 at 8:34 am
    tee says:

    alicia keys cannot sing worth s*** just a pretty face and she in the illuminati now

  12. March 24, 2012 at 8:43 am
    Stephen says:

    @TEE: if Alicia can’t sing, tell us who else can. She may not be on the vocal levels of Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson or Christina Aguilera, but she can definitely compete with them. Say u don’t like Alicia, but don’t talk trash about how she “can’t sing” , when even people like GaGa , Rihanna and Katy are passable singers

  13. March 24, 2012 at 8:50 am
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:

    ‘Element Of Boredom’???

    DAMN! This album is so damn underrated! It’s her most cohesive to date and its standout tracks were some of the best songs of her career. Just because it wasn’t pop or bass heavy, that doesn’t mean it’s boring… If anything, it’s ‘As I Am’ that was boring.

  14. March 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Her people are slackin.

  15. March 24, 2012 at 10:41 am
    grammy dammy sammy says:

    YASSSS Alicia bring it on im sick and tired of all my favs paying the 1st quarter of the year dust, bring on new music, while you’re at it get Mariah Carey and Pink doing something good too

  16. March 24, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Josh86 says:

    After that mess she did at Whitney Houston’s funeral, she shouldn’t even wanna be seen let alone heard.smh

  17. March 24, 2012 at 11:40 am
    Girrrl says:

    Alicia please get some.voice lessons!!!

  18. March 24, 2012 at 11:42 am
    JohnVidal (RIPWhitney-true great) says:

    haha I want to do that too 🙂
    That was a great album. In fact the one I listened the most from Alicia Keys

  19. March 24, 2012 at 11:56 am
    shion says:

    Well TEOF was boring to me and it had nothing to with it being r&b. The tracks were just dragging and they were missing that umph that I needed. Cohesively, it was solid but it could of been way better. And As I Am being boring?? Pssh, that was the only AK album I could listen to all the way through without skipping. Some great stadium and inspirational tracks on that one. TEOF was just one big love letter to Swiss Beats and after while it just got annoying. That’s not what im here for with her

    On topic, we’ll just have to see how this album turns out. Always interested to see what AK has to offer

  20. March 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    tyra says:


  21. March 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    BEEyonced says:

    She may not be Beyoncé but the next best thing to her as overall artist.

    In fact we only have these 2 great artist from the new generation. If you wanna hate, hate on all the other white low trash who brought this bizz down, which black artist build up from 60ies to 90ies.

    Overall Songs in a Minor might be better than Elements of Freedom, but I’d rather listen to EOF 24 hours straight than 1 second of Bieber, Gaga, Spears, Madonna, Timberlake, Rihanna and all that non-artistic b*******, that’s dominating the charts, ups I mean public image over western jew press. And Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart ist one of my overall favs. not just AK-Favs. What’s yo problem?

  22. March 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    Girrrl says:

    I own all AK’s albums and this is how I would rank them:

    As I Am

    However, starting with As I Am, Alicia’s voice went downhill. She started screaming instead of singing and went way out of her natural range, which I think caused her voice to deteriorate.

  23. March 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    royalkev says:

    I love Sleeping with a broken heart! I hate Fallien. I also loved “Elements”. I’m sure if Alicia does Alicia she’ll be fine.

  24. March 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    DareToDeal says:

    ” Elements of a Yawn-fest”

    Not here for Stealicia and her straining vocals. LOL @ Alicia being an artist. More like a Con-artist. She’s the perfect example of playing an instrument doesn’t make you talented. Mediocre piano skills and average vocals.

  25. March 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    DareToDeal says:

    ” Try sleeping with a married man”

    “Elements of a home-wrecker”

  26. March 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    xoxo says:


    although im a fan of alicia, comments like that are hilarious!

  27. March 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    KAT DELUNA FAN says:

    Lmao this post is a mess,the comments are even worst 😆
    l am not a big fan but she always has 1 or 2 really good songs on her album,the rest being good tracks.

    who the hell is this man? why cant she talk about it her goddamn self 😕 ?

  28. March 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Sonya says:

    Yes, I agree with @royalkev, if Alicia does herself like she always has she will be fine. I loved TEOF and think it was her best and most unappreciated album. All her albums are great but to me TEOF was the best. I Love “Pray for Forgiveness” and “Love is Blind” and “Unthinkable” is a masterpiece, like “Fallin” and “Diary”. Music doesn’t get better than Alicia’s. I think we’re all aware anyone can sing with autotune but to hear Alicia and Adele actually sing, well that is definitely something on another level and should be appreciated. Take a good look Rhianna. Who cares if they make a little mistake now and then, it’s actually them singing and nothing fake. I personally get a little bored with the same cookie cutter music and talent. With Alicia, she’s always got something a little different and I like that, well as long as she doesn’t decide to rap. 🙂 People who really love music can appreciate Alicia.

  29. March 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    Songscribe says:

    Please leave rihanna a lone. Aint this an A Keys post? If a person always talk about something/somebody, they secretly whish they where that person or wish they had what that somebody has or else its plain jelousy. If she got no talent or whatsoever, y dont u jus ignore her and move on to talk about the talented? I am not her big fan but this is sickening!

  30. March 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    AliensAreOurMasters says:

    She can not sing and never could.

  31. March 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    fatu sankoh says:

    tyra live our bey alone bey happen to like alice keys long live queen bey

  32. March 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    King Tasha says:

    Not with that typewriter song

  33. March 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    like it is says:

    all of you who are against alicia need to shut up and how dare you put her and beyonce in the same sentence, beyonce is not even on AK level with the nonsence she sings about and her loud screaming voice

  34. March 25, 2012 at 12:30 am
    number1k9 says:


    The Element Of Boredom!

    AHAHAHAHA, she has became so borign as an artist, I was never a big fan of her. ANd doubt she will ever be as big as she was circa 2001-2005/8 ish.

    Simply playing the piano, and singing ballads with only an OK voice which has gotten worse over the years is no longer cutting it. Voice has gotten so strained and airy over the years!

  35. March 25, 2012 at 12:42 am
    CH says:

    Im a fan of A.Keys, Beyonce, and Rihanna I think they each offer something that no other artist is bringing, however the difference between them is that when A.Keys turns 60 she will still be able to sing all the songs on any of her albums the other two wont because of their songs content/subject matter. Beyonce is definately trying to get back to having songs with solid timeless content (4) she just needs to stay away from songs like ‘videophone’ and ‘Run the World’ though . Rihanna well…

  36. March 25, 2012 at 12:54 am
    number1k9 says:


    LMFAO, thsoe plays on her songs and album title were HIL-F******-LRIOUS! ! !

    Especially “Try Sleeping With A Married Man,” ahahah you had me seriously laughing out loud, THNX!

  37. March 25, 2012 at 12:57 am
    number1k9 says:

    @ CH

    “when A.Keys turns 60 she will still be able to sing all the songs on any of her albums the other two wont because of their songs content/subject matter.”

    ummmm, “Put It In A Love Song”

    I rest my case! Every artist makes some songs to be young/current/catchy/etc. Do not exclude A-Keys from it and say ALL her music is mature and timeless!

  38. March 25, 2012 at 3:42 am
    CH says:

    There is nothing crude about put it in a love song, yes at 60 she could sing that, try harder.

  39. March 25, 2012 at 3:46 am
    CH says:

    As a matter of fact dont try as I probably wont even be back on this post the point stands that Alicia’s music is written with a maturity that many young artist are lacking who wants to be singing ‘naughty girl’ or ‘birthday cake’ at 60 yrs old?

  40. March 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    SAM says:

    @number1k9, It’s obvious you have no appreciation for good music. Anyway why do you feel the need to diss on Alicia? Why should she or her music even concern you if you don’t like her or it? I definitely won’t waste my time putting down an artist I don’t really care for just to let everyone else know. Don’t you think your time could be better used doing something or reading about someone or something you like? There is no point knocking her down just because YOU don’t like her. Go enjoy yourself because the ones of us who do like her at least have a positive reason for being on this site.

  41. April 5, 2012 at 6:13 am
    alicia keys best fan ever says:

    omg Boring how dare u write the element of freedom is boring…………!!
    1 of the best!!
    and cnt wait for new material!! and plzz bring more try sleeping!!! my fav omg some of these writers today dont know what there writing about whos employing these writers…..they sound BORING!!!!!

  42. April 21, 2012 at 11:53 pm
    Sonya says:

    DareToDeal, A bit jealous? You’re definitely not funny so why not go pick on some other artist now. Got a feeling that’s your THING. Cyberbullying-have you heard about it? Anyway why even be concerned with Alicia posts if you dislike her so much. There are lots of artists I don’t care for but it really doesn’t seem necessary to visit posts or make negative comments about them. What a waste of time.

    Looking forward to new music from this very talented lady. Go Alicia! <3

  43. May 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Taylor says:

    Yayyy! I’m so happy, and I hope on her new album there will be much more songs I want to download. Good luck, AK, wishing the best for you. This here is a singer of talent.

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