To every female R&B singer fighting for the throne, please step aside! We’re bowing down as Alicia Keys announces the release of Keys II, the deluxe edition of her latest album Keys. With two decades in the rearview, Alicia still holds the keys to the R&B queendom.
What To Expect
Like the original album, Keys II is stuffed with heaters with the first disc Originals and the second disc co-produced with Mike Will Made It, Unlocked. We gave you a small taste of the project, including ‘Plentiful’ with Pusha T and ‘Lala‘ with Swae Lee. Highlights like ‘Nat King Cole’ with Lil Wayne and ‘Skydive’ brings a mix of streetwise bounce and cocktail lounge smoothness we all love from Alicia. However, if 26 songs aren’t quite the whole meal, Keys II is the perfect cherry on top.
The deluxe edition includes new collaborations with Lucky Daye on ‘Stay’ (Originals) and Brent Faiyaz on ‘Trillions’ (Unlocked). Additionally, Keys’ 2016 bop ‘In Common’ makes its way to both discs with two remixes (Black Coffee Remix & Kaskade Radio Remix). Remembering her recent collaborations with both artists, we can assure you that she’ll hit us with more heat!
Furthermore, Alicia recently dropped the trance-like music video for ‘Come for Me,’ featuring Daye and Khalid as they serenade viewers like a 90s R&B group.
Make sure to pre-order Keys II before it drops on streaming platforms on 8/12, accompanied by the vinyl release of Keys! Also, keep posted on upcoming dates of THE ALICIA + KEYS WORLD TOUR as it reaches the US this August.