Keys to Showcase Title Track and First Single “Girl On Fire” with a Special Live Performance
at the MTV VMA’s on September 6th
First Single “Girl On Fire” to be available on iTunes and at Radio on September 4th
LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 24, 2012 – Fourteen-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Alicia Keys, will release her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl On Fire, on November 27th on RCA Records. Keys will showcase the powerful and infectious title track and first single from Girl On Fire with a special electrifying performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th at 8:00 p.m. ET airing live from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The first single, “Girl On Fire,” will be available on iTunes and at radio on September 4th.
“’Girl On Fire’ is about finding your voice, about being unleashed and about trusting your instincts and trusting yourself,” says Keys. “I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Girl On Fire features powerful anthems and intimate ballads, led by Keys’ signature soulful voice and personable and relatable lyrics. Keys collaborated with acclaimed and emerging talents, including longtime song writing partner, Krucial, Grammy Award-winner Babyface, renowned writer and vocalist Jeff Bhasaker, critically-acclaimed artist Gary Clarke Jr., up and comers, Pop and Oak, as well as emerging talent from the U.K., Emeli Sandé and Jamie XX, among others. The songs on Girl On Fire are anchored by Keys’ powerful vocals and trademark piano, but are sonically broadened by heavy drums, electric sounds, reggae and future soul, which gives the album an evolved, modern-day feel while simultaneously sounding like a classic body of timeless music. The album features an inspirational mix of the rich sounds Keys discovered while recording and traveling the world, particularly time she spent in London and Jamaica, layered within her New York City roots.
In June, Keys gave fans a sneak peek to new music on the album by releasing a lyric video for the booming anthem, “New Day.” A full track listing for Girl on Fire will be announced shortly.