Alicia Keys Shares December Back 2 June From Holiday Album

Alicia Keys reveals the first audio glimpse of her holiday album with the single “December Back 2 June.” Keys celebrates the season with an obvious Jackson 5 influence with plenty of soulful cheer. The blend of the jingle bell sound and her voice is a true winter vibe. Santa Baby is her first Xmas collection and she covers seven classics and has four original songs. The album releases officially on November 4th via Keys’ Alicia Keys Records. 


Alicia Keys’ ALICIA Gets Deluxe Edition

Alicia Keys’ ALICIA has a deluxe edition with new music, a remix and an alternate performance of one of the songs. There is the “A Beautiful Noise” collaboration with Brandi Carlile, a different version of “Wasted Energy” with Kaash Paige and Diamond Platinumz and theCOLORS studio version of “Three Hour Drive” featuring SIR. The album which originally came out in September has appearances from Miguel, Jill Scott, Khalid, Tierra Whack, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha and Khalid is also available in vinyl form. Fans can also experience ALICIA via Sony’s 360 Reality Audio on the Amazon Music HD, Tidal HiFi and Deezer HiFi streaming services. 

Keys’ seventh studio album is the counterpart to her book More Myself: A Journey and is the first title on Oprah’s brand with Flatiron Books. 

You can catch Keys’ live performance on Heart & Soul and the SiriusXM app on December 19th. The performance will also air on Sirius XM’s The Pulse on Sunday, December 20th and Monday, December 21st. She will perform selections from ALICIA and get into the holiday mood with “Ave Maria.” 

She will end the year with a performance on the BBC One’s New Year’s Eve countdown called Alicia Keys Rocks New Year’s Eve which will air in the UK. 

Alicia Keys & Khalid Are So Done

[youtube id=”XDCXT7C7lnk”] Alicia Keys and Khalid have collaborated on her newest single “So Done.” In the video, directed by Andy Hines and starring Sasha Lane, the singers perform at a prom that turns into chaos. “So Done” will appear on Keys’ seventh studio album ALICIA. The song follows “Time Machine,” “Good Job” and “Perfect Way To Die” all released earlier this year. ALICIA is the companion to her bestselling book More Myself: A Journey which came out in March. Keys has plans to take the new music to fans live in 2021 with her ALICIA: The World Tour. She said this about “So Done”; “This song is about being done with changing yourself for the sake of others and letting go of anyone else’s ideas of how your life should look.”

Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys & Michael Stipe Join Kavanaugh Protest

Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys and Michael Stipe have joined the lineup of artists to attend the Bravery Is Contagious March this Thursday in Washington D.C. to protest the potential nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Last week America watched Kavanaugh defend himself before the Senate Judiciary Committee after being accused of sexual assault by multiple women including Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford.

The event is being organized by Party Majority PAC and it is not clear if there will actually be a concert. The official site for the event states that a vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination is expected by Friday. There is also a list of senator’s telephone numbers for citizens to call and voice their displeasure. The site also has a message encouraging people to walk out wherever they are to protest and show solidarity with all.