This Is The Remix! Alicia Keys Releases Part 2 of “Brand New Me” On Her Birthday

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January 26, 2013 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong
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Alicia Keys celebrated her 32nd birthday and love was shown via internet from all of her celebrity friends and admirers, fans and her husband, Swizz Beatz.  Her husband noted that Keys is a woman who often celebrates others but rarely celebrates herself and he was right. She posted on her Facebook that she was so overwhelmed by the birthday love that she wanted to give the fans something: new music. That’s right, Alicia released “Brand New Me (Part 2)” which is pretty much a remix to her current single. As she noted, the song samples Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” and she pretty much just changed some of the lyrics to fit the message of her single.

There’s a little bit of hip hop in it so we wouldn’t be surprised if Swizz got his hands on the production.

Keys seems to still be working really hard on promoting her album, Girl on Fire. The album only sold 159,000 copies in its first week and to date, it has sold 478,000 copies. Her last album, The Element of Freedom, sold 417,000 copies in its first week so GOF is definitely her lowest performing album to date. However, album sales as a whole are down so in the bigger scheme of things, it makes sense.

Keys performed at the Inaugural Ball last Monday with yet another version of her single “Girl on Fire,” changing it up to “Obama’s on Fire.” Yes, yes she did. She’ll also be performing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on February 3rd so if nothing else, she is keeping herself out there.

Anyway, here’s “Brand New Me (Part 2). Check it out:

Well…what do you think? Do you like the original or the remix better?

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  • Marguerite

    I liked the original better…

  • Just Peachy!

    Hated it!!. If you are going to remix your song make sure that it’s your style not a replica of someone else’s work. She would have been better off resinging her original version and adding a different beat or hook. No originality whatsoever.

    Like that madamnoire put this on their site though, would love to see them keep this up with all the artists and any new music.

  • GoneGoneAway

    I personally don’t like it. I want to hear music where she puts her heart, soul and creativity in it. This one is easily forgettable and I blame Swizz for putting his hands on her work.

  • Jujube

    I love it!! Good job