September 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm #373545
I’m guessing thats her “You and I”…(Promo song for the upcoming album)September 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm #373546
This is another lousy song. Very bland and boring.September 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm #373547
Song is pretty forgettable for me.September 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm #373548
Sounds “generic”September 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm #373549
I don’t remember it…
Alicia, what happend?September 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm #373550
I’ll wait for a studio version of that cut…I don’t think that performance of it was great.October 4, 2011 at 11:07 am #373551
Alicia Keys composing original music for Broadway’s ‘Stick Fly’
Stick Fly was originally going to be Alicia Keys’ Broadway debut as a producer. Now it will also be her first show as a Broadway composer. (Too bad it’s already cast, or the triple threat songstress-producer-actress could be in it, as well.)
The show’s reps announced today that Keys is composing original music for Lydia R. Diamond’s family comedy, which has Kenny Leon at the helm. “It’s honestly been a dream come true,” says Keys in a statement. “I love the humor and humanity of Stick Fly, and I’m so excited to be a part of the emotional journey.” The play, about a well-to-do clan’s tumultuous summer gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home, stars Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson and opens December 8.December 28, 2011 at 11:31 am #373552
So supposedly, Alicia is close to completion on her fifth LP.
Hopefully it produces better singles than “The Element of Freedom” because I’m ready for some substantial R&B hits to top the charts.
December 28, 2011 at 11:43 am #373553
Alicia Keys Nears Completion of New Album
Alicia Keys was smiling from ear to ear as she sat down for an interview with Robin Roberts on “GMA.” Seated in the Cort Theater on Broadway, where her show Stick Fly plays, the singer explained what’s it like to produce her first Broadway show and joined the cast for an interview and some singing.
She also revealed that she is in the final stages of recording her fifth album. “I think we got a couple more months and we’re ready to fly,” she told Roberts.
But she’s in no rush. “You deserve the best and I want to give you the best, so when you hear this music you’re blown away, like you’re filled,” she said.
While she’s in love with her work, seeing her son Egypt grow up brings her the most joy. “Experiencing that and seeing that, it makes me really happy.”December 28, 2011 at 11:46 am #373554
I’m ready for some substantial R&B hits to top the charts.
2012 has to be a better year for R&B, right? It’s really pathetic how bad 2011 was for urban music in general. The Grammy nominees in the R&B categories this year are some of the worse in recent memory. And that’s saying a lot considering how poor the R&B field nominees have been the past few years.December 28, 2011 at 11:53 am #373555
The Element of Freedom was a decent to good album, but I’m hoping Alicia has more to offer with this album. She has to step up her lyrical game and work with some hotter producers. She was on the right track with “Try Sleeping…” and “Un-Thinkable,” but I think she needs a bit more.December 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm #373556
I am so excited to have Alicia Back in 2012. We need these talented girls BACK on the radio like Alcia, Christina, Mariah, Madonna, and others. I look forward to what she has in store for us and hope it’s solid materail and inspired because he last 2 albums have been good, but still lacking that special something that her first few releases had.December 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm #373557
Are people still checkin for Alicia Keys ? I just hope she puts out a great record. At the end of the day music is all that matters.December 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm #373558
The Element of Freedom was a decent to good album, but I’m hoping Alicia has more to offer with this album. She has to step up her lyrical game and work with some hotter producers. She was on the right track with “Try Sleeping…” and “Un-Thinkable,” but I think she needs a bit more.
I completely agree. I just want all of these R&B artists to explore more thematically and stop making slow songs about relationships. A few slow, love songs per album is fine, but it gets repetitive after awhile.