Alicia Keys Reveals 'Freedom' Details
Alicia Keys will be releasing her fourth studio album, "The Element of Freedom," on December 1st on MBK/J Records. The album's first single, "Doesn't Mean Anything," produced and written by Keys and longtime collaborator Kerry "Krucial" Brothers, is this week's Hot Shot debut on the Hot 100 at No. 61.
To promote the album and single, Keys will give the song its television debut performance on the "Regis and Kelly" show on Monday (Oct. 12th). An accompanying video to "Doesn't Mean Anything," directed by P.R. Brown, will premiere on PerezHilton.com on October 16th and will be available on all other music portals on October 17th.
"The music is really strong, and the drums are really aggressive, but my voice is vulnerable and delicate," Keys said in a statement about the album. Keys says she eliminated "all of the boundaries and all the limitations, so that you can feel your freedom and express your freedom in every way you possibly can and that's what I did with this album."
In addition to Brothers, the album features production from Jeff Brasker (Kanye West, Keri Hilson), among others.
"The Element of Freedom" is the follow up to Keys' 2007 album, "As I Am." Keys is also featured on Alejandro Sanz's latest single, "Paraiso Express" ("Looking For Paradise"), which is this week's Hot Shot debut on the Hot Latin Songs chart at No. 21.