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Alicia Keys Previews New Music In NYC / Calls Album A Prequel To Debut

Published: Friday 22nd Apr 2016 by Sam
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Alicia Keys is on the comeback trail.

Having seeded news of her return last week, the 15-time Grammy winner staged an intimate show in New York City last night to preview material from the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Girl On Fire.’

Though the title for the LP was kept under wraps, Keys did reveal that it’s currently set for a Fall release.

Further details await below…

Staged at the Highline Ballroom, the Manhattan show saw the songbird deliver a 45-minute set comprised of classic cuts such as ‘Fallin” as well as the fresh numbers the world is waiting for.

Sources close to That Grape Juice confirm that the mother-of-two performed six songs from the new project.

Interestingly, she drew a direct line to her debut, ‘Songs In A Minor,’ describing her next collection as a prequel to the 2001 effort.

In creating such lofty expectations, Keys was tasked with ensuring the material connected. And, per our source, not only does it plug in effortlessly – it exceeded expectations.
Rooted heavily in Hip-Hop, many of the songs – which boast titles such as ‘Hallelujah,’ ‘Pawn It All,’ and ‘Bliss’ – were deemed “hard-hitting.” Keys even raps on one. Elsewhere, Dance-Electronica track ‘In Common’ sent the crowd into a frenzy.

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It’s a given that Alicia has everything to prove this go round after the tepid response to ‘Fire’. At this junction, though, it finally seems as though she’ll be bringing the real spark this go round.

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  1. HailBeysus April 22, 2016

    Omg!!! Im here for it!!!

    • Sweaterz April 23, 2016

      she’s over

  2. iLoveMusic April 22, 2016

    I love Alicia Keys… her music is very inspiring & she delivers solid material every era. I’m definitely here for this.

  3. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is 👑 April 22, 2016

    I’m so ready for it. Alicia is one of the better artist in the industry.

    • ilovemusic April 22, 2016

      Exactly and very consistent!

  4. StarXavi April 22, 2016

    She will be slaying again!

  5. IG : @mixedboy April 22, 2016

    Pure artistry at its best. Can’t wait Keys!

  6. Shannon April 22, 2016

    Alicia has NOTHING to prove to anyone, she is already a legend, her music is far reaching, and timeless, when it is all done and written, she will be seen as one of the best MUSICIANS of our times. Can’t wait for the new stuff, Real Music, True Musician, Timeless.

    • JOHNVIDAL April 23, 2016

      Exactly. Sam is too damn much.

  7. Musika April 22, 2016

    TGJ, she’s also set to join The Voice S11 as a full time coach along with Miley!

  8. King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

    I need a new AK album and a new Bruno Mar album. Take your time tho. Not one bad album from her, I like Girl On Fire because it shows that she’s truly happy with her life. And it did well for an R&B album, 700K, right?

    • JOHNVIDAL April 23, 2016

      I agree with you for once.

  9. King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

    Oh I’m sorry, Girl On Fire is plat. So no flops from Ms. Keys.

  10. #JACKIE April 22, 2016

    I’m here for a classic AKeys sound with a modern twist. I haven’t cared for her since Unthinkable which I still blast till this day.❤️

    • King Mark /.\ April 22, 2016

      No one wants to hear that s***!

  11. DIABETIC STROKE April 22, 2016

    I forgot what it was called but her 2nd album was so medicre and BORING. Production as weak as her vocals. Im NOT here for it. 3rd flop in a row. Alicia is a SINGLES artist just not in the same way as rih. Her albums suck. She even tried to use bey to save the freedom album which still flopped. I did like unthinkable tho

    • Jennifer April 22, 2016

      Lmaoooo wtf.
      The Diary of Alicia Keys is a masterpiece and a classic album.

      • ilovemusic April 22, 2016

        Amazing album

  12. Coolness April 22, 2016

    Sounds promising! Here for it 🤗.

  13. Black power April 22, 2016

    Ahhhhhh I just got soooo excited!!! If this holds I am beyond excited to hear the music! Her music is so raw, soulful, timeless just EVERYTHING!! And ppl really slept on her element of freedom album that was her best ALL AROUND album imo. Either way I can’t wait.

  14. Gee April 22, 2016

    What I respect about Alicia Keys is that she stays true to her artistry and takes her time with era so that the masses can miss her.

  15. ilovemusic April 22, 2016

    I love it and I can’t wait. I’m happy to see for once a post didn’t turn into a “stan” war lol. But I cannot wait for A.Keys to come back. Not matter what I’m sure it will do well.she’s the perfect person to get some recognition for RnB.

  16. JOHNVIDAL April 23, 2016

    And then Sam ends being the two faced boy he always is with that last sentence. How does soemone like Alicia Keys need to prove everything now??? Either you stan for talent or you don´t boy 🙂

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