Alicia Keys has returned a new woman. Before the birth of her son Egypt she was a woman searching her soul and trying to define her place in hip hop and R&B. Now, a parent, she has a clearer picture of the future and her place in it. This should all be quite evident on her upcoming album, Girl on Fire. This will also be clear once she starts touring, and Alicia Keys tickets may be an opportunity to snap a picture of Keys with her son after her last encore.
This is a woman who burst onto the scene at the age of 20 as a girl with incredible talent and enough foresight to write songs from the heart, not songs that are easy to dance to. This is a woman who made her first impression with “Fallin’”, a song lamenting the difficult moments of being in a relationship. Many of her songs that followed dealt with a similar subject. This made sense, as she was a girl in her early 20s. This began to change in 2010 when she embarked on the Freedom Tour to play 50 concert dates with Egypt growing in her belly.
Now, in 2012 she is set to release the album of a woman with more to worry about than her love life. New things are important to her and she relays this with lyrics as beautifully written as any of her past work and soulful piano chords sure to make this return to the charts a number one success backed by a platinum record.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the November 27, 2012 release date and the announcement of the accompanying tour. Luckily, those fans may be able to satiate those desires with a little taste of what is to come as VH1 has announced the intention to include Keys in this newest season of Storytellers, the music-interview franchise allowing diehard listeners the chance to get a little closer to the artist they love. Otherwise, it is just a matter of time before the album is released and Alicia Keys tickets are made available.