Here’s what the entertainer had to share about her upcoming album, “Girl On fire:” ”It’s growth. I love the way that I’ve been able to go deeper into my lyrics and my songwriting and go to a place I was too afraid to access before.”
On being guarded: “I mean, what the hell?” she says of the whole art-imitating-life thing. “The whole freaking world is looking at your shit. It’s scary. I didn’t want to say every single thing because you don’t want people to know that. There’s personal and there’s public, and I deserve the right to have a personal space.”
On how motherhood changed her: “Motherhood was a big part of me breaking free. Before I gave birth to Egypt, there was a certain energy of wanting to fix things. Women want to clean stuff up before the baby comes. I refused to be in any circumstance that would give negative energy to this. That was what pushed me over the edge. It was becoming a woman. I was a girl, and now I’m a woman.”
On Frank Ocean: “That was super brave and I’m so glad that he wrote it. He is the voice for so many people. We’re all boxed in to these stupid things that we’re taught is the way we’re supposed to be and it’s so ridiculous. There are so many people that need a champion to assure them that no matter who you are, you are a beautiful person. That doesn’t change the fact that you’re talented or intelligent. Thank God that we have come to this place where we can actually know and be more open to the fact that people come in all different ways. And that’s great because it’s a very boring world otherwise.”
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Alicia Keys covers the latest issue of Billboard magazine! The entertainer is gearing up the for the release of her next album “Girl On Fire,” which is slated to drop Nov 27.
Alicia Keys‘s ‘Girl On Fire’ video is finally here. This is the first single off her upcoming fifth studio album with the same name, due to drop Nov 27.
The Award winning entertainer, shared the photo above today with a caption, “I played mom to these adorable little angels in my Girl On Fire video! Can’t wait to share the whole video with you!”- then released the video shortly after. Check the video below
So, what do you think of Alicia’s new video?
“It came from this interview that I did, and the woman wrote something like, ‘She’s like a girl on fire,’ ” Keys said recently at her studio. “And I was like: I love that. And I remember thinking, I’m writing a song called ‘Girl on Fire’ for sure.”
The award winning entertainer also revealed that she listens to songs that inspire her when working on new material, - “I’d come in and listen to music,” she said. “I was listening to some Frank Ocean, definitely some old stuff, like Nina Simone. Just whatever I thought on the day — an easy vibe, not to put too much pressure on it. And then maybe I had a rough idea, maybe something I’d started, or I’d write a little bit, or if I had an idea I’d put the idea down. Maybe it was just piano, and I’d sing some vocals for it, just see if I liked it.”
Read the rest of the interview here.
Video: [Alicia Keys Media]
Samuel L. Jackson is not the only celebrity campaigning for President Obama, Alicia Keys is doing her part as well. The award winning entertainer was recently in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to help encourage women and share what’s at stake in this election and what you can do to get involved to make sure President Obama is re-elected in November.
Watch the video below
A week after revealing the cover art for her upcoming album ‘Girl On Fire,’ Alicia Keys unveils a stunning cover art for the single.
The titled track is said to be releasing on Sept 4 with the an anticipated performance at the 2012 VMA’s on Sept 6.
The new album will hit stores on Nov 27.
…and here it is ladies and gentlemen…
The new cover art for Alicia Keys‘ upcoming album “Girl On Fire” – slated for release on November 27.
The new album “is about new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts… stripping away all the bad energy in your life and taking full control of the reigns and how you want to live,” the award winning entertainer recently said.
“There is something really empowering about finding yourself and your own inner strength. On one song, One of the lines I wrote says, “I’ll never be perfect, but at least now I’m brave!”” she adds.
In other news, Ms Keys will appear on VH1 Storytellers’s new season on Nov 12. The show features different artists “performing and telling stories in front of an intimate audience about their life in the industry, writing lyrics, playing with other musicians and their career.”