Alicia Keys has long had good taste in producers; recall that she worked with Jamie xx before just about anyone else did. And so it’s cool to see that she’s recorded a track with Montreal dance-music savant Kaytranada. The song, “Sweet F’n Love,” could be a leftover from her new album Here, or it could be a brand-new track; it’s hard to say. Keys’ husband Swizz Beatz posted the song on SoundCloud last night, and it’s a banger. The track combines smooth, controlled piano-jazz with four-on-the-floor house music, and it finds Keys cooing the title over and over, like it’s her version of Donna Summer’s “Love To Love You Baby.” I also like how she says “f’n” all through the song but then changes it to “fucking” by the end. Check the song out below.
Keys’ new album Here is out now on RCA.