A highlight from The FADER Interview: Alicia Keys Part 1 (Bonus Episode)


Ross, editorial director of the theta. There's something refreshing about hearing Alicia Keys. A singer songwriter actor and activist, now entering the third decade of a career that support 15 Grammy Awards and countless other accolades. Say that she felt as uninspired over the past 18 months as anyone else. He says she had writers broke, unable to access what she calls the portal to creativity. And so her eldest son, Egypt, spent more time on the piano practicing than keys herself. Still, the timing wasn't so bad. Keys released a memoir, more myself, just a couple of weeks after the world shut down. And her 6th studio album, Alicia, eventually released last September. Had already been mixed and mastered. Does she manage to spend the rest of lockdown launching a wellness brand, releasing a YouTube docuseries on her life? Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album songs in a minor. And putting the finishing touches to her first graphic novel, says a lot about what key is considered a tricky creative period. And then there's keys, her 7th studio album, out tomorrow. It's a double album split into two parts. The first originals is a stripped down a bluesy collection of salt. Mostly keys in her piano. The second unlocked, mostly involves keys in Mike will made it breaking those tracks apart. Sampling and reworking them, creating something fresh. The process of reasoning behind the album is one thing she discussed with me last week. On a call from art Basel in Miami, where she was preparing to perform an intimate lifestyle mixing old songs, newer cuts, and a guided meditation for 600 guests. But over the course of our conversation, which we're splitting into two parts as well with the second episode coming tomorrow. She also reflected on the past 20 years of her career. The expectations she had placed on her as

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