All at once, seems I had it all…
It’s always a great day when Alicia Keys releases new music. Her new single “Doesn’t Mean Anything” picks up where her last album, “As I Am,” left off musically. Lately Alicia has been channeling more of an alternative sound. Along with her ability to write meaningful lyrics, she is solidifying her place among music’s greatest female songwriters, like Carole King and Carly Simon. Alicia remains interesting because she continues to be different, and she proves that less is more. The simple drum beat makes the melody hypnotic yet striking, soothing yet powerful. With her feature on Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” I’m counting down the days until her new album hits stores in November.
When I write, I think of myself as striking the keys of a piano rather than a laptop. It’s my little way of keeping myself inspired. So I find a lot of inspiration in Alicia Keys’ music, and I love the lyrics that she uses to convey emotions. “Doesn’t Mean Anything,” is a reflective mantra that reminds us to cherish the goodness that we have.
Here’s a slice of good vibes to go with your morning coffee.