New Song: Alicia Keys – ‘New Day’

Published: Thursday 28th Jun 2012 by David

After a brief hiatus from music, Alicia Keys returns with ‘New Day’, believed to be the first single lifted from her forthcoming studio album.

Easily her most powerful number to date, get familiar with anthemic cut below…

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  1. BC June 28, 2012


  2. yo June 28, 2012

    She needs to stop letting Swizz produce her music smh… Her piano is what saved the song.
    Also i feel like the song would be better for somebody with more powerful vocal.
    It’s not a bad song tho it’s actually nice but disapppointing.

  3. Starchitect June 28, 2012

    Completely different sound …..(Im sure swiz beatz had something to do with that) but a banger no doubt! she coming hard

  4. the real xoxo June 28, 2012

    I like it 🙂

  5. Noel June 28, 2012

    Jeez TGJ it took you forever…lol. Anyways, I’m feeling this. It’s much more uptempo and different. Looking forward to the album!

  6. Naomi Weave June 28, 2012

    This song gonna flop… she’s tryin too hard to do something new but gurrl bye

  7. ME June 28, 2012

    This Ain’t Alicia?? I was expecting a No One or You Don’t Know My Name Type song. I had my lighter and everything ready to wave it in the air. I like it but not for ms. keys.

  8. ENOUGH ONIKA June 28, 2012

    LATE on this one…Too busy posting about Nicki positioning at #61 and Beyonce wishing she could perform….Good song Alicia!!

    • Jayla June 28, 2012


    • POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 28, 2012

      lolz , i agree 🙂 !! those double nicki posts were useless. we are here for music , not in cirque du soleil !! 😆

  9. Deangelo June 28, 2012

    I feel like the song will do “okay” on the radio, but not because of the quality, because it’s an Alicia Keys song. Don’t get me wrong, I think the sound is great cut off the album… but I was expecting something “HUGE” being her first release since 2009. Hmmmm, I’ll wait for other album tracks to surface 🙂

    • POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 28, 2012

      u don’t expect her to give u song like “sexybitch” huh ? 😆

      R&B is on the decline and she’s doing her best. give her that man.

      • Stephen June 28, 2012

        Except that “New Day” isn’t really R&B but urban pop. It;ll do better on urban charts than on the general chart. Alicia is very talented, but uptempos don’t do her voice any favors, even Rihanna(who isn’t up to Alicia’s level vocally) could have sung this song better than Alicia.
        It’s good that AK tried something kind of new(for her), but songs like this and “Put It In A Love Song” don’t really fit her vocally

  10. LISTEN UP!!! June 28, 2012


  11. Lax June 28, 2012

    She looks so beautiful and s*** and this is absolutely ama-z-ing!!

  12. monstarebel June 28, 2012

    its ok!!! once it grows on me ill love it

  13. aishaaguilerakeys June 28, 2012

    I love this song !

  14. monstarebel June 28, 2012


    • mary June 28, 2012

      I know that’s right! What happened?

  15. Jayla June 28, 2012

    So damn LATE!!!!

  16. Jayla June 28, 2012


  17. Roman June 28, 2012

    this is very different. I feel she’s pulling a “Run The World” with this, ppl will either love or hate it.

    I’m not sure whether this is a loud mess or whether its HOT. I’ll give it a few more listens.

  18. stony June 28, 2012


  19. Um no!!!!! June 28, 2012

    This song is terrible.
    A.Key hasn’t had a good album since the diary.
    I want the old soul Alicia.
    These last couple of years NO
    I’m sure her fans will eat it up

    • Stephen June 28, 2012

      Quite right, but not 100% right. Don’t forget that her 2007 and 2009 albums had good lead singles like “No One” and “Doesn’t Mean Anything”

  20. LOVE IT June 28, 2012

    SO HOT!!! GO ALICIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. commanderofthedancefloor June 28, 2012

    HOT HOT HOT HOT, i have this song on repeat. she needs to release it as a single, it is really different it has the pop/r&b style that has the possibility of pleasing both crowds. i love the song already and i can’t wait to buy it and the album. i hope she has more songs like this on her album with of course her signature r&b songs.

  22. POP ROYALTY ( Révolution) June 28, 2012

    anyone got another link ?!!

    thx in advance 😀

  23. Perryperryperry June 28, 2012

    I love this!!!!!!!!!!!! So much!!!! Amazing

  24. Virtuoso Intellect June 28, 2012

    I fell in love with the instrumental immediately and very refreshing as a 1st single from AK its not what i expected from her at all. Its just that her vocals … Well she’s not a strong vocalist and its very evident on this track. I’m still gonna bump d track anyways

    • Stephen June 28, 2012

      “She’s not a strong vocalist” as in, not having a very powerful voice or what?

      • Virtuoso Intellect June 29, 2012

        She’s never had a powerful voice but now her technique is in decline. She’s always straining.

  25. soulmusiclover June 28, 2012

    wow! thats pure trash! how come the more she becomes old , the more her songs are juvenile? see thats what i was scared of! now that she s married to swizz beatz, she s going to do crap music! he s a good hip hop producer, thats it! wow! i expect this from rihanna or i don’t know! not A. keys, sorry

  26. Jordan June 28, 2012


    This is gonna be a hit!!!

  27. QueenBeyFan1 June 28, 2012

    I Love This! It may not be what you expect when you hear Alicia Keys, but that’s what makes it even better, she is coming out of her usual ‘You don’t Know my name’ or ‘No one’ stage which is good! I love those songs, and I expect this to do just as good! Its been a while since we had an R&B song as the #1 on the Billboard 100, so hopefully Ms.Keys helps us out

  28. I Judge Flops June 28, 2012

    Alicia Keys does steal men from women, but she can DEF make a hit song.

    UNFORTUNATLY R&B still hasn’t risen from the Dead so this song WILL NOT be a Hot 100 hit. it lacks techno garbage and has lyrics that actually are inspiring.

    I see this being a top 10 on the R&B charts maybe even #1 on the Dance Charts, but R&B IS DEAD , and this song doesn’t have what it takes to rise it from the ashes.

    so lOVE IT, but It’s already A “FLOP”

    • Lax June 29, 2012

      No woman can steal a man from another woman the man
      has to want to go.

    • Tyrone June 29, 2012

      I’m sorry but…. if R&B is dead…what was Adele? The last 2 albums to go DIAMOND were R&B….

  29. SBC19 June 28, 2012

    Thank God it’s not dance/pop. Good to see a black artist not trying to be white.

  30. Dejae June 28, 2012

    It’s no “You Don’t Know My Name,” but I won’t hate. Agree that it’s good that Alicia didn’t sell out to pop, but she isn’t the type that would.

  31. Absolved June 28, 2012

    I was expecting one of her trademark soulful ballads, but it could have been worse…she could have pulled an Usher on us and put out some wack Gaga/Katy-type s*** that nobody would’ve liked and completely alienated her fan base. I don’t LOVE this song but I can tolerate it. Obvious they were trying to keep it “light” for summer.

  32. REAL TALENT WINS! June 28, 2012

    I’m not doing back flips over this either. I think Swizz Beatz has always stunk as a producer. His tracks sound like video game music. But IA that this could have been much much worse if she was desperate to fit in with cheesy dips like Rihanna and Carly Rae Jepsen. You can say Alicia isn’t the type who would sell out, but 5 years ago no one would have thought Usher would do it either. I’d rather Alicia flop than hit with a “Firework”.

  33. Sonya June 28, 2012

    I’m just so happy Alicia is giving us some new music to enjoy. It may not be what some expected but that could be a good thing. Alicia is always surprising us. and she has changed with each album. As long as she is gracious enough to keep giving us such beautiful music, I will be more than happy to enjoy it. Love her and her music so much and wish her the best. Btw, I heard the entire song and it’s great! Looking forward to the album.

  34. JER June 29, 2012

    i can’t. This song i WHACK. It’s another lead single along the lines of “Run the World” and “Big Hoops” pure garbage.

    • FireIce June 29, 2012

      Considering who you stan for, if you say the song is “WHACK” (which, BTW, is the wrong spelling of the word you’re trying to use) that it can’t be that bad, because your taste in music is WACK (no ‘h,’ birdbrain.)

      Seriously, shut up. You’re lame.

      • Lax June 29, 2012

        Hmmmmm Jer can say what ever no one
        is above the law, and for yo shitty remark
        why do you think what yo say is gospel.
        No you stfu you air head.
        @Firelce…I know who Jer stan for because i
        do too and people or still entitled to their own
        thought process. None of you or trying to defend
        others you just think that you or always the shyts…

      • Lax June 29, 2012

        @Firelce many of you air heads or always trying to beat others
        wheels off and time one of the positive folks say something you don’t like you jump us, but yet you or forever and a day trying to spread slander on certain folk.

  35. Ugh June 29, 2012

    I don’t like this Alicia smh all the songs Swizz produced for you have been TRASH.

  36. SeanyBhoy87 June 29, 2012

    Took a couple of listens but….
    Yes the beats standard swizz APART from alicia’s piano riffs going through the track which lift it from being too similar to everything else thats out there.
    True this type of track doesn’t naturally suit her voice (she sounds strained in parts, same as p.i.i.a.l.s) but i think it kinda work on this one?
    4/5 from me and defo NOT what anyone would expect from Ms Keys 🙂

  37. Stephanie June 29, 2012

    I like it!!!! The drum breakdown @ the end is niiiiice…I like that she released a “real” uptempo song for her 1st single instead of the mid-tempo/slow songs she usually releases…this is straight up R&B, summer, club song with a positive message!!! “Eyes on the wall, it’s now or never at all,
    I’m gonna give it my all, whether I rise or fall, I’m gonna give it my all” #newday 🙂

    PS – for every1 saying she sounds “strained” singing the song, I think that’s what they were going for, strained, meaning emotional, but on key!!!

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