The follow-up to her 2020 project Alicia, Alicia Keys released her eight studio album Keys.
The double album consists of two parts: “Originals,” which the songstress describes as “the classic side of me,” and “Unlocked,” which “is a whole other sonic experience.”
“Do I still feel nervous? I feel excited. I feel more excited that I get to share something that I believe is more special than anything I’ve done before,” Keys said to Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1. “And every time I enter the space, I want to share what I believe is more special than anything I’ve done before. And so that’s an excitement, that’s an adrenaline. It’s like, “Oh wait until hear. This is going to be crazy. They’re Going to feel it.” That’s just how I feel.”
A 26-song drop, the project features to the likes of Mike Will Made It, Sia, Raphael Saadiq, Khalid, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, Swae Lee, and others. “I happen to be a very big Pusha T fan. I personally think that he’s definitely, if we going to talk top five, he’s in my top five,” Keys said. “That voice and just that way that his perspective and the sound of the swag on his tonsils. The whole thing is all up in there.”
Stream Keys below.