Transcript for Alicia Keys talks about her new album, 'Alicia'
Alicia keys is getting us in the empire state of mind. Did you guys enjoy it? I'm here with the 15-time grammy winner who just amazed our audience of essential workers and want to say thank you for being with us here this morning and talk about your new album. Have you coming out self-titled. "Alicia." You made us for a minute, 2016 was the last album you put out. Is this album a reflection of your life right now? Absolutely. I just wrote a book called "More myself" and say that's a companion piece and takes up to today and the music from today on. It's definitely about all sides of us as people. I think we have to look at ourselves as, you know, I have so many sides to myself and we all do and I've been embracing that on this music, so you're going to love it. It's going to take you to many places and many reflexes. Cannot wait for that. Do your husband, switz beatz, and kids, do they have a favorite. "Underdog" and good job" and a song I'll sing from genesis 5 because he says, mommy, you had said the word hell. He's interested in doing things he's not supposed to be doing. If mommy sings it, he can. You can say certain words on occasion but only with me. Like as long as you don't say it in front of any other parents or kid. Good luck with that. Okay. It's not working out, I'm noticing. And you just launched a new billion dollar fund and I mean with a "B. Billion dollar fund to support the black community and black businesses. How did you come up with this. A lot of people are thinking of. How can we properly empower black America and know it's a time we can see the great disparities and I think obviously the pandemic obviously made those disparities even more obvious as well as what we're dealing with as a country with the drastic racism that we're seeing, so this is something that I think that it's really important for us to all be having conversations together and for corporations and industries and big businesses to also step up to the table for us to hold them accountable as people and artists and holding each other accountable to really step up and step in and so there's a lot of organizations and corporations that are ready to accept this invitation and have already accepted the invitation to empower us with black communities and black really, really powerful and the time is now. The time is now and you're making sure that everybody is on the program, so thank you so much for that. You're going to sing your new single "Love looks better." Uh-huh. The lyrics seem to tell us all to just take a minute. Slow it down a little bit. Is that what the message is from the song. Definitely, you know, I think we can all see that we've been real busy and real distracted to the point that we've all been forced to slow down in so many ways and recognize what's important so it really says my love looks better on you as opposed to all these other places and all these things we're trying to accomplish. My love looks better right now. Right in the sent. Right in the present. Love is always great in the prent and you know what,
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