Keys Blends Old With New On 'Unplugged'
Alicia Keys revisits past favorites, collaborates with such acts as Common, Mos Def and Maroon 5's Adam Levine and unveils two new tunes on "MTV Unplugged," due Oct. 11 via J Records. The set will beAlicia Keys revisits past favorites, collaborates with several top acts and unveils two new tunes on "MTV Unplugged," due Oct. 11 via J Records. The set will be led by the new single "Unbreakable," which will impact U.S. radio outlets on Sept. 12.
"Unplugged" is due to debut in mid-September on MTV and re-air on five subsequent occasions. The show will be available individually as a CD or DVD, as well as in a limited-edition package with both items.
As previously reported, "Unplugged" was taped in July at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Beyond new arrangements of originals like "Heartburn" and "A Women's Worth," Keys teamed with rappers Common and Mos Def for "Love It or Leave It Alone," reggae artist Damian Marley for "Welcome to Jam Rock" and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine for a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses."
In addition to "Unbreakable," Keys also recorded a new song she co-wrote with soul legend Al Green, "Stolen Moments."
Meanwhile, look for Keys covering "If This World Was Mine" on the star-studded Luther Vandross tribute "So Amazing," due Sept. 20 via J.