The artist releases It’s On Again, featuring Lamar, from the album, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer. This is the next chapter in the Spider-Man legacy and we really feel It’s On Again captures the experience, the story—and most importantly—the meaning behind the film, which is that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. There’s a little bit of a super hero in all of us.
The artist releases her single, Tears Always Win, from her album, Girl On Fire.
Tears Always Win is really about a relationship that’s over and you’re remembering all the times that it was there. You’re remembering all the ways they filled your space and now that it’s not there. You’re telling yourself you don’t need them, but you’re missing them and you’re crying about it.
The artist releases her single, Fire We Make, featuring Maxwell, from her album, Girl On Fire.
The artist releases New Day, from her album, Girl On Fire.
A new day is the possibility to choose how to create the life of your dreams and letting no one to stop you.
The artist releases Brand New Me, from her album, Girl On Fire.
Brand New Me is about the journey it takes to get to a place where you are proud to be a new you. There is nothing wrong with growing. There may be people in your life that knew you for a long time and they think of you only as the person you used to be and not the person you now are.
And this song is a conversation introducing them to the new you. Where nothing can hold you back and no one can hold you down.
The artist releases Girl On Fire, from her album with the same title.
I wrote this way before The Hunger Games came out, but they did approach me to do a song for it -- the timing just didn’t work out.
The artist releases Un-thinkable (I’m Ready), featuring vocals from Drake, from The Element Of Freedom. Drake:
They reached out and she said she really wanted me to do something on her project. But she wanted me to do me, not do an Alicia Keys record. And man, she gave me one of the best studio experiences of my life.I came in there and instead of being like, ‘Here’s the beat, get to work,’ she was just like, ‘Play me your favorite songs and lets battle.’ It’s almost like the transition from [listening to] great music to making a song -- like, no one even noticed it, because she started playing the keys and I just started writing the melodies.
The artist releases Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart, from The Element Of Freedom.
I just love that song. I’m excited about that song as I just love the way it’s pushing things forward. It’s a great representation of where I am now. I can play it with tons of music behind me or I can play it with just the piano. Either way it touches, you get it. I’m so very excited by that record.
The artist releases Doesn’t Mean Anything, from her album, The Element Of Freedom.
The sound of it is very different -- it almost feels like you’re flying. It takes you there. It has that piano, heavy-drum feeling. But the song touches you in this way. You dream of having all these things, you dream of going all these places. But what’s the point of doing that, having that, if the one you want to be there isn’t with you? Even though that sounds like a heavy feeling, the sound of it, it makes you feel inspired. To find where you’re going and be there with the people that you love -- what else is life, really?
The artist releases her single, Superwoman, from her album, As I Am.
A Superwoman is a woman who has incredible dreams, incredible ambitions, all the things she wants to do, but she also knows how to take care of herself.
The artist releases her single, Like You’ll Never See Me Again, from her album, As I Am. Keys explains the song is:
about living every moment as if it’s your last. Because if it’s our last time to say, ‘I love you,’ then let it be that we didn’t forget that.
The artist releases her single, No One, from her album, As I Am.
No One is really talking about the way that in relationships, so many things are around you all the time to try to distract you. And even though people may talk and say whatever they may want to say, but then no one can get in the way of this.
The artist releases If I Ain’t Got You, from The Diary Of Alicia Keys.
The song idea came together right after Aaliyah passed away. It was such a sad time and no one wanted to believe it. It just made everything crystal clear to me -- what matters, and what doesn’t.
The artist releases You Don’t Know My Name, featuring West, from The Diary Of Alicia Keys. Keys:
It was the first time that I ever worked with at the time a kind of relatively unknown guy named Kanye West. He was this really excited guy. He had this song out called Through The Wire.He’s always been a super passionate guy.
The artist releases her single, A Woman’s Worth, from her album, Songs In A Minor. The video is shot in Brooklyn near the area that Keys grew up.
The artist releases her single, Fallin’, from her album, Songs In A Minor.
There were so many people who didn’t believe in it, because it went so much against the state of radio at the time. And just the journey of writing it -- about how when you love someone but you’re in and out, the struggle… When I sing it, I remember the years and years it took to get to a place where people would hear it, and I’m just so grateful.