Alicia Keys has revealed that her new album will be titled Girl On Fire,and will released towards the end of the year. Keys posted the following note on her website:
I’m in the studio right now working away on my new album and I am SO excited!!! I’m ignited!!! I’m like a match to a flame! I’ve had the title of this album in my mind for a long time….It’s been hard to hold it back and now I’m not holding it back anymore! It is called Girl on Fire!!! And that’s exactly how I feel!!! You’ll be learning more about it soon… but let me just say before making this record, in some ways I felt like a lion locked in a cage…I felt like a girl misunderstood that no one really knew, I felt like it was time to stop making excuses for any part of my life that I wanted to change. Once I made that choice I became a Girl on Fire, the lion broke free!!
She also add that “Girl on Fire is about new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts… stripping away all the bad energy in your life and taking full control of the reigns and how you want to live. There is something really empowering about finding yourself and your own inner strength.”
Keys, who will perform her single “New Day” at next month’s VMAs, says she hopes that the album encourages fans to find their power. I just hope that “New Day” isn’t a reflection of the complete album, because than Alicia may not make the impact she surely hopes to. Let’s face it, that song never really went anywhere. How do you feel about a new Alicia Keys album? Discuss.