For the “Show Me Love” remix, the ATL-bred opts for a auto-tuned approach as he dives into his romance side. The only change from the original wasn’t solely the added rap verse at the beginning. The version that was shared early in September was stripped-back and didn’t have any percussion. Here, the remix comes with 808s. Alicia and Miguel’s buttery vocals layered over each other still give the song a homey feel.
“I sleep in the trap and just thug, but I’d rather you show me some love,” 21 raps. “I’d rather you show me it’s real / I’d rather you tell me your feelings than you act like I’m trippin’ or high on the pill.”
The original version of “Show Me Love” was released in September and is the first release for Alicia’s upcoming seventh studio album, due next year.
“It reflects where I am today–the deeper acceptance I have of who I am as a full human being, the flaws, the pieces that I used to push aside because I wasn’t ready to embrace the anger or the fear or the crazy,” she told Harper’s Bazaar of the follow-up to 2016’s Here.
Alicia Keys is also slated to release her memoir, More Myself next year (March 31) under Oprah Winfrey’s imprint ‘An Oprah’ Book.’
Listen to the “Show Me Love” Remix above.