Alicia Keys - How Come You Don't Call Me
Label: J Records
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Released: Jul 2002
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, House
A1 How Come You Don't Call Me (Neptunes Remix)
B! How Come You Don't Call Me (Neptunes Remix)
The Neptunes work their magic on this one, with their trademark stripped down sound bumping the vocals along nicely. A laid-back bopping beauty.
This is a very cool song, as good as her first single Fallin'. I love the remix
Alicia Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, made a significant impact upon its release in the summer of 2001, catapulting the young singer/songwriter to the front of the neo-soul pack. Critics and audiences were captivated by a 19-year-old singer whose taste and influences ran back further than her years, encompassing everything from Prince to smooth '70s soul, even a little Billie Holiday. In retrospect, it was the idea of Alicia Keys that was as attractive as the record, since soul fans were hungering for a singer/songwriter who seemed part of the tradition without being as spacy as Macy Gray or as hippie mystic as Erykah Badu while being more reliable than Lauryn Hill. Keys was all that, and she had style to spare -- elegant, sexy style accentuated by how she never oversang, giving the music a richer feel.