Alicia Keys releases fifth studio album Girl On Fire

Posted on 24 August 2012
By Jo Ching
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Alicia Keys releases her highly anticipated fifth studio album Girl On Fire on November 26th on RCA Records.

The 14-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and producer will showcase material from Girl On Fire with a special electrifying performance at iTunes Festival at Roundhouse London on 28th September.

Alicia said: “’Girl On Fire’ is about finding your voice, about being unleashed and about trusting your instincts and trusting yourself,” says Keys. “I can’t wait to share it with the world.”

Girl On Fire features powerful anthems and intimate ballads, led by Alicia’s signature soulful voice and personable and relatable lyrics.

Alicia collaborated with acclaimed and emerging talents, including long-time song-writing partner, Krucial, Grammy Award-winner Babyface, renowned writer and vocalist Jeff Bhasker, critically-acclaimed artist Gary Clarke Jr., rising stars-in-the-making Pop and Oak, as well as emerging talent from the UK Emeli Sandé and Jamie XX, among others.

The songs on Girl On Fire are anchored by Alicia’s powerful vocals and trademark piano, but are sonically broadened by heavy drums, electric sounds, reggae and future soul, which gives the album an evolved, modern-day feel while simultaneously sounding like a classic body of timeless music.

The album features an inspirational mix of the rich sounds Alicia discovered while recording and travelling the world, particularly time she spent in London and Jamaica, layered within her New York City roots.

In June Alicia gave fans a sneak peek to new music on the album by releasing a lyric video for the booming anthem New Day. A full track-listing for Girl on Fire will be announced shortly.

Alicia Keys is a 14-time Grammy Award® winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian.

Since releasing her debut album songs in A minor Alicia has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits with over 30 million albums sold worldwide.

As an actress, she’s had buzz-worthy performances in Smokin’ Aces’, The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees.

In 2011 Alicia made her directorial debut with Lili, for Lifetime’s Five, an anthology of five short films on the topic of breast cancer, as well as her producing debut with Lydia R. Diamond’s play Stick Fly for the Cort Theater, which she also composed the original music for.

Her first published work Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems & Lyrics by Alicia Keys made her a New York Times Best-selling author. As a philanthropist, Alicia co-founded Keep a Child Alive (KCA) and serves as Global Ambassador.

The title Track Girl On Fire is available on UK iTunes on November 18th.

For more information, details and updates, visit: aliciakeys.com, facebook.com/aliciakeys or twitter.com/aliciakeys.

Check out the official lyric video for New Day.