Just a couple days before its release, Alicia Keys has made her new album, Girl On Fire, up for stream in full above! Count me among the many fans of Alicia so naturally, I've had this flowing all morning. So far, so good! I wasn't high on the lead single and title track "Girl On Fire", but "Brand New Me" has been a standout in my R&B rotation the past few weeks. And my early impressions of some of the new tracks tell me that "When It's All Over", "Listen To Your Heart", "Tears Always Win", "That's When I Knew", and "One Thing" are going to join that rotation, with "101" being an appropriately booming conclusion.
Listen for yourselves above and check out a new interview with Alicia and CBS where she shows some of her fine art collection, reflects on her early days, and performs "Brand New Me". Girl On Fire in stores Tuesday!
Alicia Keys will be joining A$AP Rocky as the latest cover subject of Complex as she graces the December 2012/January 2013 issue above. Accompanying the cover is an intriguing story that chronicles some events of the past few years for Alicia, while also doubling as an in-depth preview of the concepts behind each song on the upcoming album, Girl On Fire. It's a nice read that you can peep your eyes on here.
Also, Complex has been tweeting some real nice quotes from Alicia and her cover story. Perhaps they'll serve as thought-provoking motivation this morning and reel you in even further...