Alicia Keys is back and during her performance at the 2012 iTunes Festival, she not only rocked the house with a number of her previous hits but she also performed never-before-heard material from her upcoming album ‘Girl On Fire.’
Keys performed her new piano ballad ‘Brand New Me’ about 45 minutes into her set. Sitting at the piano she told the crowd, “This next song that I want to play is another new song, so I hope you don’t mind hearing something new. That last song [I Need You] was my deprivation and this one is my autobiography.”
She laughed during the intro of the song and told the crowd “That was my practice!” Keys added, “This song is so, so, so, so important to me. I’m very excited to sing it for y’all. This song was written with an incredible musician and artist whose name you might know — Emeli Sande. It’s called ‘Brand New Me,’ and it sounds like this.”
‘Girl On Fire’ is all about Keys finding herself and ‘Brand New Me’ certainly mirrors the overall theme of the album. She sings, “It’s been a while I’m not who I was before / You look surprised / You look surprised / Your words don’t burn me anymore / Meaning to tell you / But I guess it’s clear to see / Don’t be mad, it’s just a brand new kind of me / Can’t be bad, found a brand new kind of free.”
‘Brand New Me’ sounds like another hit from Keys and will be featured on ‘Girl On Fire,’ out November 27th via RCA Records.
Watch Alicia Keys Perform At The iTunes Festival Below: