Alicia Keys has plenty of words to describe the joy her first son, Egypt, has given her since he arrived last October. She does just that in “Speechless,” a new release in producer and husband Swizz Beatz’s weekly Monster Mondays web offerings. “There ain’t no medal prize [that] can compare to you,” she beams on the track. The production samples Kanye West’s “Devil in a New Dress” from his recent My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which samples from Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “Will You Still Love Me.”Contrary to the song’s title,
As sweet as its lyrics are, the track is a bit bland. Alicia’s piano work over the sample does little to separate it from the original, nor does the added drum pattern. And rapstress Eve doesn’t do much to help either, delivering a ho-hum verse about generally falling in love. Keys made sure to tell her fans that this is not an official single or and doesn’t reflect the work direction of her forthcoming album. “‘Speechless’ is a little freestyle treat 4 the holidays,” she tweeted. “It’s not a new album, not a single. It’s something special 4 U!”
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