Stunning songstress Alicia Keys shares the joy of new motherhood in “Speechless” — an unexpected surprise released as part of Monster Mondays, the digital singles series created by her stylish husband Swizz Beatz. The new jam samples Kanye West’s “Devil In A New Dress” and it finds Keys reuniting with rapper Eve for the first time since their 2002 hit “Gangsta Lovin’”. Is the result sweet or schmaltzy? Listen below.
But she may have rushed it out — ”Speechless” comes off as a little generic, despite surely heartfelt lyrics and the rock-guitar fuzz under Alicia’s piano. And the verse from the typically tough-talking Eve doesn’t add much: “”In the morning when I rise up/ Go to the window and I smile, put my eyes up/ Stare in the clouds, like, ‘Wow, look at my luck.’” she raps.
Don’t worry though — Alicia herself says that it won’t appear as a single on her next project. As Swizz says in this promo video, “This should be a treat for the fans.”