Every time we listen to the powerful vocals in Alicia Key’s ‘Empire State of Mind’ we feel shivers run up and down our spine. Her voice, her incredible skill while playing the piano, and the song’s vibe were what made her an artist to follow. Fifteen Grammy Awards and 65 million records sold later, the songstress is presenting us with ALICIA.
This self-titled album, to be released in autumn, will be her 7th and probably the most personal one at that. She announced that she had never felt closer to herself as she does now, which is the reason behind choosing her name as the title. In conclusion, Keys ‘fully Alicia’ means that this will be an album we will want to listen to.
In early August, Keys and Khalid united their voices in the song ‘So Done’, which is the first, and we are hoping that it’s not the last of the pair. Alicia has mentioned that she thinks writing with others is a very intimate thing to do, and though they hadn’t worked together before, their songwriting session came almost naturally. If ‘So Done’ is a preview for ALICIA, we are adding it to our list.
Last but not least, let’s not forget that her collaboration with e.l.f. Beauty is coming out in 2021. Her skincare line is cruelty-free and dermatologist tested therefore, it is another thing we will look forward to.
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