Alicia Keys Premieres “Not Even a King” at MTV Showcase

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Alicia Keys has not been in the spotlight much lately but she is poised to make a comeback thanks to her newest song “Not Even a King”. She premiered the song at MTV Upfront, a showcase for the network to announce its newest summer programming. The song was about a love between a couple that is coveted and cannot be purchased or bought by anyone.

The performance at MTV Upfront was simple and stripped down, featuring Keys sitting at a piano and singing under a spotlight. Lyrics included a clever use of a child’s nursery rhyme: “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.”

The “Fallin’” singer has been slowly inching her way back into the spotlight. She appeared on the cover of VIBE’s April/May issue in which the usually private songbird gave readers a small glimpse into her life with her family and shared how she met her husband, producer Swizz Beatz. She is also said to be working on a new album.

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