Alicia Keys Talks Inspiration Behind ‘Here’

By Kristen Accardi

With her new album Here out today, Shoboy and Nina had the pleasure of sitting down with Alicia Keys to talk about her inspiration behind the album, which judge on “The Voice” she would choose as her coach, and what artist she would want to work with it if it were her last song ever.

Related: 5 Best Songs on Alicia Keys’ Rootsy ‘Here’

Here can best be described as raw, honest, and unapologetic and it’s all due to this change that recently happened in her life, basically saying how annoyed she was with herself and she needed to do something about it. But it’s all been a big process for her, “I remember a moment when I looked at myself and I did not know who I was.” She was looking for the girl who used to say how she felt and not have to censor herself because of the judgment she might get.

“I actually wrote a list of all the things that I was, like, annoyed about. First thing on my list, I was annoyed at myself,” Alicia explained, “I’m annoyed that you feel like you can’t just honestly just be clear about what you feel, but you’re so concerned about what everybody might think or take from it or who’s going to be offended, that you can’t even say your truth.”

Hear the full interview now at 92.3 AMP Radio.

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