Alicia Keys is set to release her much anticipated seventh studio album ALICIA this Friday, Sept. 18. Originally, the album was due for release since March but was delayed because of the pandemic.
The new project is the singer’s first in four years. It has already spawned a series of tracks, including “Love Looks Better” and the Khalid-assisted “So Done,” as well as the powerful “Perfect Way to Die,” “Good Job,” “Underdog,” “Time Machine,” and the Miguel-assisted “Show Me Love.”
Alicia Keys revealed why she titled the album ALICIA while on an interview with Apple Music. “That’s why I feel so strongly about calling this work ALICIA. Because I feel like I have, for the first time, been most fully myself now,” she said.
The Associated Press also revealed that the follow-up to 2016’s Here also features collaborations with Jill Scott, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz, and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote “Underdog.”
The 15-time Grammy winner will perform a virtual concert on her album release day to celebrate its release. “American Express UNSTAGED: ALICIA” will stream on Sept. 18 at 6 pm ET for fans who RSVP online.