R&B songstress Alici Keys has announced her long-awaited sixth album, titled “HERE.”
The follow-up to 2012’s Girl on Fire will arrive at retailers on Nov. 4 and is now available for pre-order on iTunes.
The stunning black-and-white cover art features a makeup-free Alicia with naturally curly hair.
HERE serves as an ode to her hometown of New York City.
“This album is so much about life, New York City, us as people, all the stories I saw growing up,” Alicia said during a recent appearance on the “Today” show.
“It sounds like the New York that I know. It’s aggressive, it’s raw, it’s me being my most truthful…It is such powerful music. You are going to go crazy.”
The 16-track set features the single “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” featuring A$AP Rocky. The song, dedicated to Swizz Beatz’ son, Kasseem Dean Jr., celebrates her and her husband’s ex Mashonda’s “commitment to each other with support and true growth.”
Swizz Beatz will serve as executive producer of Keys’ forthcoming project.
The pair previously worked on Keys’ 2009 tracks, “Wait Til You See My Smile” and “Put It in a Love Song” which were listed on her Element of Freedom album, and more recently, her 2012 song, “New Day,” which was featured on her Girl on Fire album.