MTV may have J-WOWWed a captive Beacon Theatre crowd with its 2012 summer television lineup in New York Thursday night (Apr. 26), but it was Alicia Keys stripped-down debut of a new song, “Not Even A King”, that wowed us at the event. Under a spotlight, Alicia performed the romantic piano ballad in a leather jacket and red pants, singing out:
All the kings horses and all the kings men, charging to get what we got / They offer the crown and they offer the throne, but I’ve already got all I want / All the kings horses and all the kings men, they came on marching through / They offer the world just to get what we got, but I found the world in you.”
It’s a stunner that’s sure to become a staple first dance at weddings as soon as the studio version is produced. What do you think of Alicia’s new song? Let us know below.