Riff: Alicia Keys – “New Day”

Nov 26, 2012

It’s alright to feel however you want to/There’s no limitation no/Fill up your life, let me see your hands up one time

from New Day lyrics by Alicia Keys

A departure from her usual lead singles, “New Day” suggests Keys should team up with producer husband Swizz Beatz more often as she extols the joys of life on Beyonce-esque uptempo driven by a military beat that’s so infectious you can even forgive its “touch the sky” and “hands in the air” cliches.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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