Alicia Keys makes a return with ‘Girl on Fire’, the new single off her upcoming album. As far as this track goes, well, it’s horrible. Alicia Keys needs to be progressing in her career, and this track does the opposite of that. The worst part is she released the track with three different versions, and they all suck. It’s nice to hear her back on a track, and her vocals are spot on, but this does absolutely nothing for anyone listening. The beat is plain, the lyrics are about woman empowerment, which has been done way too many times before, and it’s about time to move on.
This particular version features Nicki Minaj, who usually slays a feature, and yet this time she also fails. I don’t see this track doing well at all, any of the versions. I have heard that her album will feature the likes of Emeli Sande, and Jamie XX, which is promising. I think both of these artists could do wonders for her progression as far as music goes. We will wait and see.
Take a listen below, and lets see what you think.