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Alicia Keys is on fire

She’s also just a girl


Ms Keys is back with a brand new single Girl On Fire off her fifth studio album of the same name due in late November. How can it only be her fifth album?



The Grammy award winning R&B diva gives us an homage to Sade, a strong independent woman who can hold her own while channeling her inner Katniss from The Hunger Games. The sexy siren belts out her fiery vocals over a hard and fast drum and piano-laced beat which screams in your face for attention ‘Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame’.

Although some would say the sexy independent housewife role has been overdone in music videos (cut to Mariah & Beyonce’s videos), it does make a change from seeing her perched over that piano. Loving the androgynous new cut that AK seems to be rocking these days and a post-baby banging body in her almost skin tight ensemble.

Admittedly, there doesn’t seem to be much going on lyrically. But she has teamed up with bubblegum pop/rap princess Nicki Minaj for an ‘Inferno’ version which we're pretty sure will pack a little bit more punch (or flamethrower). And by that we’re not referring to Nicki threatening Mariah on American Idol.

Double the trouble, spandex and wigs? Who knows but we’ll be avidly waiting for that video to drop.

The single is out on 18 November.

Words: Balraj Bains

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