Alicia Keys Sits Down With Apple Music’s Zane Lowe / Talks New Album, Working With Swizz Beatz & More

Published: Tuesday 15th Sep 2020 by Ryan

Alicia Keys isn’t holding back anymore.

The music superstar sat down with Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe for Beats 1, where she talked everything from her new album ‘Alicia,’ to working with her husband, producer Swizz Beatz, and which album of hers is her favorite.

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On how she got the name for her new album, she said:

“I feel so strongly about calling this work Alicia. Because I feel like I have, for the first time, been most fully myself now.” 

The ‘Underdog’ singer also revealed what she has learned from working with her husband, saying:

“I mean, he’s taught me so much about magic. He knows how to access the magic in a way that’s so free. I know how to access the magic. Don’t get it twisted. But my access to the magic is from a more cerebral place. He teaches me about this openness to try whatever, whereas I’m quite mental. I’m like, ‘I’m want to make sure this sounds great. Let me make sure this is the right hook. Let me make sure my vocals are strong.’ He’s just like, ‘Who cares, who cares, who cares? This is what I feel. This is what I think. I don’t care. No apology. Bang.’ So, that’s what I think. That’s why I think you feel that rawness, and there is that difference. I feel safer, somehow, to just fail, to be off, to be wrong.”

She then discussed which of her album’s is her favorite and the significance it has in her life, saying:

“‘Here’ is maybe my favorite album. It’s so special to me. It carries with it such a magic, such a portal. It was the first time that I did something without compromise. And it lead me to here, Alicia, because I started to understand, ‘Wow, look at all these feelings that you have. Look at all these thoughts that you have. Look at all these opinions you have. Look at all these ways that you’re experiencing the world, look how you can verbalize, and look how you can put them into, something that means something.'”

Keys will release ‘Alicia’ on September 18.

The LP features the songs: ‘Underdog,’ ‘Time Machine,’ and ‘Show Me Love (ft. Miguel).’ It will be here first new album since 2016’s ‘Here.’

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  1. Ace September 15, 2020

    yass she’s rocking her friend Beyonce’ outfit but I wish Alicia the best of luck but I’m definitely going to be supporting her.

    • city girl September 15, 2020

      yess! same. let’s keep the positivity going 💙

  2. eric September 15, 2020

    I don’t think Swizz has been a good influence on her artisically, because her music took a dive (sonically and lyrically) after he re-entered the picture. I sincerely hope that “Here” and “Alicia” are not representative of her “full self”. She was on a whole other level with Kerry. That energy is gone.

    • Bam September 15, 2020

      Yeah I just don’t see how she doesn’t get that her best work critically and commercially was made with Kruccial Keys…her music ain’t been the same.

  3. chilepleaseee September 15, 2020

    Chile, the delusion

  4. Pat September 15, 2020

    Flop career n flop husband

  5. Quan September 15, 2020

    I agree with everyone in the comments the past couple of years her music has been trash. Nothing compares to the first 2-3 albums of her career. And even the third album is pushing it.

    • Petty Pendergast September 15, 2020

      Her first 4 were great!!! Then irl on fire came around…

  6. Shayla Queen 👑 The Real Regina George 💋 September 15, 2020

    Oh girl, BYE 🤣🤣🤣

  7. Only Facts September 15, 2020

    LOL at Alicia thinking that wearing Addias x Ivy Park is going to save her album. I cannot with this. The other celebs only showed themselves opening those trash bins, but Alicia is the first one to be WEARING that garbage. L.O.L.

    CONFIRMED: Now that Alicia has worn Bey’s outfit, Bey has given permission for her to release the video for “Put It In A Love Song” as a bonus track

    • Shayla Queen 👑 The Real Regina George 💋 September 15, 2020

      Is there anyone you don’t have such deep disdain for? You’re so full of hate 24 hours a day. It will eat you up inside.

    • #6KYONCE September 15, 2020

      Lmaoooo the delusion, alicia is onlywearing ivy flop to help that floproach after she BRICKED with 6k sales, lmaooo alicia don’t need permission, she’s not trying to add another FLOP to her catalog, tell roach to pick someone else to help her flopped career bug lmfaoooooooo 😂😂😂

  8. city girl September 15, 2020

    element of freedom is my fav! but go off sis. can’t wait til friday.

  9. Fancy BISH September 15, 2020

    If Spike Lee doesn’t write this girl a movie! 🎥 She’s perfect for a Spike Lee Joint 🍿

  10. Gigi September 15, 2020

    I just can’t get into her. She’s boring, to me.

  11. #6KYONCE September 15, 2020

    Lmaooo aww look at alicia trying to help that flopped roach get some attention by wearing her bargain basement tracksuit lmfaooo, don’t think this will help that black is FLOP mess she tried to sell lmfaoooooooo 😂😂😂

  12. Liam September 16, 2020

    Here is actually a great album i loved it and it was a like a hybrid of her first 2 albums but still modern 🤷🏾‍♂️

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