Alicia Keys is a free bird, and with that comes the ability to open up no-holds-barred on whatever topics she feels, whether it be music, personal life and the nation she calls home. In a new cover story for Time Out New York, the bare-faced singer, songwriter and activist opens up on her truths as they pertain to all of the above.
Yes, the crux of the story is her forthcoming album (which remains untitled and unscheduled with a TBA tracklist), but it’s more about how she uses it to speak openly and candidly about the things that cross her mind with a whole new sound.
She says the forthcoming LP will be full of many things—blossoming, addiction, dialogue, release, spirituality, tales of gritty upbringing and allegedly “tropical-house”—but censorship, especially given the touchy time the nation is in, won’t be one of them.
“It’s an imperative time to be loud,”
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