Ten years ago, the world first fell in love with Alicia Keys and has kept fallin’ (pun intended) ever since. This week’s From The Vault journeys back to one of Ms. Keys earliest smash, the neo-soul ballad, ‘A Woman’s Worth’.
Serviced as the second single from her near-flawless debut ‘Songs In A Minor’, the track underscores the importance of mutual respect in a relationship.
With Alicia’s vocal delivery on the track reminiscent of a certain Ella Fitzgerald, along with the jazzy undertones of the production, this could be considered yet another 50’s throwback.
Yet the subtle Hip-Hop vibe as well as the hooks and catchy chorus are exactly what took the song from “old-school” to “radio smash” territory.
Numerous artists have tried to take that route of “back-to-basics-with-a-modern-twist” that Ms. Beatz has built her career after, but her genuine passion for that era in music and the rawness of her voice (as well as heartfelt lyrics and great live showings) are definitely what make this young lady the leader of the pack.
AK is currently celebrating a decade of success and, we here at That Grape Juice think that the mother of one shouldn’t have any problem celebrating another 10 years should she continuing staying true to her music.