9/11/2021

Alicia Keys: 'There's a feeling of simply complete comfort inward my skin'

dawnsears.com - Alicia Keys joins Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 to hash out her new vocal “LALA (Unlocked)” feat. Swae Lee.

Alicia Keys


She tells Zane nigh collaborating alongside Swae together with why his “vibe is croak genuine” as well as previews her forthcoming music (“in that location'second a confidence… there’sec a swag…at that place'second an energy...at that place’s a feeling of but complete comfort inward my peel"). She also explains why she considers her married man Swizz Beatz to live her "conscience", what she loves nigh Kehlani, her forthcoming graphic novel, prioritising self attention, as well as more than.
 
Alicia Keys Tells Apple Music About Collaborating With Swae Lee on “LALA (Unlocked)"…
First of all, I beloved Swae. Swae is such a bright free energy. He's the existent deal. He'sec therefore authentic too for existent. You know how you run into a lot of people too it'sec unlike vibes, but his vibe is so genuine. His free energy as well as how we merely wrote the song. It simply felt so, it's just similar it's tumbling from, I don't know where it came from. … And so, but what I dear nearly it is it's hence unexpected because you lot might regard Swae featured on my record and y'all mightiness await something, or y'all might not await something. I'm non for certain what people await, but what I dearest almost it is I personally feel similar you hold never heard Swae like this earlier.

Alicia Keys Tells Apple Music About The Vibe of Her Forthcoming Music...
I got to tell, I do feel similar this music that'sec coming is rattling much similar, I know my lane together with I'ma drive inward it. That'sec the vibe of this music. There's a confidence. There'second a swag. There'sec an free energy. There'sec a feeling of merely consummate comfort inward my pare. I do think that 'Alicia', my record earlier, gave me a lot of room to acquire out a lot of things that I've been dealing alongside, toying alongside, figuring out, understanding. And directly, it'sec similar I'm simply inwards my peel, yes. And hence, at that place is this infinite. There is this letting decease. And the principal matter virtually this next music, in that location'sec a certain desire to completely live the highest vision possible. And the giant is out. I mean, homo, this is a gustatory modality. Wait until yous hear the rest. There'second a really specific affair that'second happening. The vision is tremendously clear as well as it is something that I tin can't hold back to order you lot. And the mode that it all goes together is something that, for me, makes this 1 of the most exciting projects I ever did, ever. It'second definitely the best one I ever did yet. It for for certain has the most clarity, too it a million per centum, the perspective that it holds is especial. So, I'm sorry I tin't tell you today.

Alicia Keys Tells Apple Music Why Her Husband Swizz Beatz Is Her Conscience…
There's definitely been times I simply live similar, he'second so genius. He'second thus effortlessly genius because it's genuinely inwards his spirit, he understands things inward a fashion that nobody else knows. I literally call him my conscience. I'll be like, let me cheque, hold upward. I'll live correct, let me cheque in amongst my conscience. Babe? This is what I'm thinking. Is this feeling like it's the right... He's similar, hmm, allow me call up virtually it, I'll phone call y'all back. He'll phone call me dorsum too he'll have a whole good-thought out… It'sec but, he got it. He gets it. It's hence skillful. Nah, he's therefore exceptional. And everything he does is from the most purest home. He never does anything except the correct argue, the thing that feels right. And for him as an artist and for him as a someone who supports other artists, it's always virtually what tin can live created for the artist community.

Alicia Keys Tells Apple Music About Prioritising Self Care…
I realised that this conversation was therefore prevalent correct around the Here tape, which is ane of my favourite records ever. It was the commencement of me shedding a peel that was on me for a long time. And thence, I started to physically really shed, I shed inward so many ways and I took off a lot of layers that was covering me upwardly. And every bit I started to take off those layers, people would start to enquire me, what are you lot doing? You're glowing. There's a vibe virtually you. And honestly, it was really merely because I started to actually tending about myself enough to pay attention, truly, to my wholeness. And I would extract things from my world that were but non expert for me. You know it'sec not proficient, but yous brand all the excuses almost why. And they don't mean it. It'second similar, no, you're a piece of sh** You got to pass. And that'second it. So, it'second like, in conclusion, when y'all value yourself plenty to state, I deserve people that are adept inward my zone, yous start to pass away. And therefore, when people were asking me, that'second when I started to realise, homo, there'sec a conversation here. And in that location's a conversation nearly how to pick out yourself in addition to non feel guilty near it. You tin feel good nigh beingness practiced to yourself.

Alicia Keys Tells Apple Music What She Loves About Kehlani...
That’second i of the things that I discover to live most interesting virtually her. I experience her on this path of, first off of all, merely 100% her-ness together with beingness who she is completely. And at that place'sec zippo more than inspiring than seeing people who are not afraid to be themselves. I know that it's simply hard, because how do you find yourself? Who is yourself? How do I get myself? She'second a bright, incredible spirit. She'sec literally unstoppable. She doesn't hold whatever ceilings. She'sec going to do everything. I mean, she's already doing everything. She's literally merely breaking all the rules. I dear her. I'm super excited virtually but everything she'second upwards to because she got some freshness dropping shortly, also. So, mind, things are happening.

Alicia Keys Tells Apple Music About Her 'Girl Is On Fire’ Graphic Novel…
Now, the graphic novel for Girl on Fire is nearly to live crazy. It is hence powerful. The master girl, her call is Lolo together with she'sec from Brooklyn. And she grew upwards just like how we all grew upwardly. And she has powers inside of her that she never even imagined, as well as what she'sec able to do, she surprises herself in addition to she scares herself because nosotros all hold power that'second scary. And hence, she's getting to larn what is this power as well as how can I utilisation it? And it'second sick, it's gorgeous. The fine art is stunning. And the story is truly, really burn down. So, that's coming. That'second coming, but I'm excited nigh it.
 
Alicia Keys Tells Apple Music What Inspired Her To Launch Keys Soulcare...
The expansion together with the ability to be able to express inwards all these dissimilar ways feels so expert. And alongside Keys Soulcare, which is really nigh an idea of ritual too instilling ritual in our lives on a twenty-four hour period-to-24-hour interval footing. So, nosotros started amongst skincare. We simply moved into torso aid, in addition to in that location'll be many other offerings. I phone call them offerings because in that location's an offering to invite yourself to this thought of taking attention of yourself, for men as well as women, by the style, so we forget, we run in, we out hither, nosotros trying, we grinding, nosotros're hustling. We're trying to observe where nosotros're going. We're looking for a use. We're looking for ourselves, we're looking for our kindred spirits. We're looking, we're looking, we're looking. And nosotros forget to plough within in addition to observe everything that you lot need in in that location. So, Keys Soulcare is amazing. The answer has been out of this globe. People really are feeling the same fashion, too who would have got known that, off of the heels of our world turning upside downward as well as everything happening constantly variety of, I remember feeling thence hard for us to bargain alongside, just trying to figure out where do nosotros jibe in, in the mayhem of the planet, this idea of soul care. We have got boom care, we have haircare, we hold skincare, but where'second the soul tending?