New Song: Alicia Keys – ‘Hallelujah’

Published: Friday 17th Jun 2016 by Sam

Alicia Keys is hoping to heat up the summer with the release of her sixth studio album.

The campaign kicked off with the debut of buzz cut ‘In Common,’ which received rave reviews – but didn’t scale the charts as perhaps hoped.

Still, having attended a recent showcase staged by the singer we know she has a number of ace cards up her sleeve. One of which is the haunting ‘Hallelujah.’

Select promotional spots, such as SNL, have seen her perform the track. However, she springs a Friday surprise with the premiere of the studio version.

Take a listen…

Though sparse, this packs quite the spark.

Its minimalism, both from a production and vocal standpoint, allow for the lyrics to both lead and engage.

An enchanting listen.

Your thoughts?

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  1. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? June 17, 2016

    Alicia has always been a silent slayer. I’m here for it.

  2. JOHNVIDAL June 17, 2016

    WOW what a great and beautiful song. Congrats Alicia.

  3. Janyoncé Turrner June 17, 2016

    I loooooooved it. Alicia is one of the very few greats of this generation or music acts.

  4. XYZ June 17, 2016

    If this and “in Common” Are what her Album is going to Sound like, i’m def Herr for it

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  5. What Now June 17, 2016

    I’m not being shady or funny, because I like the song, but I can’t help but wonder what made Alicia’s voice change so much?

    • Jason June 17, 2016

      You’re not the only one! Somethings been off since the “As I Am” era. .. I’m still a fan, and she can write a song Down!!

      • dunno June 17, 2016

        The high notes on Superwoman and Teenage Love Affair were not comfortable for her. Imagine straining night after night on a tour and what that does to your voice long term.

    • dunno June 17, 2016

      I think it’s the several years of straining to hit the notes on older songs. I’ve always wondered why she writes her own music out of a range that is vocally comfortable to her, but the effect of doing so is now most evident.

      That said, she could’ve done some studio magic but chose not to, likely to match the raw/natural affect of this era

      • jennyfer June 17, 2016

        Yes, her voice aint strong as it was before, but she still can sing if she stays on her vocal range. Also her vocals on the live version of Hallelujah are better than in the studio version LOL. She clearly wanted her vocals to sound raw and imperfect.

    • Legendtina June 17, 2016

      Not to be shady either but Alicia has been known to strain for notes outside of her natural range.

      • Kase June 17, 2016

        Please. All she does on songs like “No One” is scream and strain. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.

  6. Cinnamon Girl June 17, 2016

    She’s getting rave reviews, but her last effort didn’t chart. Hopefully, she’ll have success with this song

  7. Aisha June 17, 2016

    The vids supposed to be released on the 20th, and I already like what I saw. It flips the refuge crisis around, Americans trying to go to Mexico and faced with hostility. Brilliant!

  8. SoldierOfLove June 17, 2016

    The rasp in her voice sent chills up my spine. That’s how you deliver emotion. I love this.

  9. Legendtina June 17, 2016

    Whether or not she has success, I’m here for this. I’ve always been a fan of her work but she lost me with Girl On Fire. I am digging the new sound and approach she’s taking

  10. Anyway June 17, 2016

    Alicia! You know you can’t be sleeping on those botches. Bring it!

  11. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi June 17, 2016

    Wow nice song

  12. Terny June 18, 2016

    Excellent song, you can’t fault her songwriting. vocals on the other hand are shot tho.. giving me Lauryn Hill Teas…

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