Alicia Keys is on the verge of a new album, and the Grammy-winning chanteuse says she feels like a new woman. In a recent video message to fans, Keys gave an update on the album's progress and said she's entered an all-new phase of her life and career.
“I’ve come to this place that the album is about to be ready and I feel just so crazy excited,” she said. “It’s like I’m a different person. I’m a new person. Everything is new, from being married and having a baby… I’ve become so much more intelligent and I survey the landscape more and try to come up with what’s the best thing for me, what’s the best thing for [my son,] Egypt, what’s the best thing for our family.”
The ebullient wife and mother didn't give away the title of the new album, her fifth, but she did tweet "#AKNewDay," leading some to speculate that it will be called New Day. Fitting given the renewed perspective she describes.
“I am hungry, I am an animal right now. I am just ready to be set free in a whole other way,” Alicia said, describing her eagerness to share what she's been working on. “When it comes to sharing this music with you, I am like a caged animal that’s dying to escape.”
Keys' last album, The Element of Freedom, was released in 2009.
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