Alicia Keys has just released the first official single off her forthcoming album, Girl On Fire. The title single was released last night and the star is set to perform it live on the MTV VMAs stage tomorrow evening. On the album the star says, “I have arrived at a place in myself that I am comfortable being exactly who I am in this moment and sharing it with no reservations.”
The single features Nicki Minaj. There are two versions of song. The one above is called the Inferno Version and the one below is the bluelight version. The bluelight version is a stripped down version, which for me is where Keys really shows her unbelievable talent.
I love both versions. I think the inferno version is more suitable for radio playlists, but I’m digging the blue version… what can I say, blue is my colour man 😉 Stripped down, vulnerable Alicia Keys is incredible. Listen to her version of Empire State of Mind, Part II Broken Down to see what I mean. The album is set for release on the 27th of November. I cannot wait!!