While the first few looks off Alicia Keys’ new album Girl on Fire may have veered a little too far from her neo-soul origins for some, her highly anticipated duet with Maxwell, “Fire We Make,” should appease fans across the board. It’s a slow-burning number, the kind of thing that would have fit just fine on The Diary of Alicia Keys, the two singers exchanging sweetly sung romantic pleas over bedroom piano. quiet storm-style horns, and fuzzy guitar. Pop & Oak — who have done great work this year with other R&B acts like Miguel and Elle Varner — handle the production duties here.
Last night, the fourteen-time Grammy Award winner premiered her full studio album with a Live G+ Hangout. This special footage sees singer, songwriter and producer Keys discuss the album alongside collaborators Emeli Sande, Maxwell and Frank Ocean who joined her for the hangout. So those with time to enjoy can watch and listen to the full footage of Alicia’s special Girl On Fire debut below.