Mark your calendars.
After much anticipation, Alicia Keys is set to release her seventh studio album ALICIA this Friday, Sept. 18. The album was originally set to arrive in March but was delayed because of the pandemic.
The 15-track set, her first in four years, 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.”
Speaking with Apple Music, she revealed why she titled the album ALICIA. “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,” said Keys.
According to The Associated Press, 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.”
To celebrate the release, the 15-time Grammy winner will perform a virtual concert on her album release day. “American Express UNSTAGED: ALICIA” will stream on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. ET for fans who RSVP online.