Alicia Keys will perform her entire sophomore album at Webster Hall in New York next month to celebrate the release of a new edition.
December will mark 20 years since the release of Alicia Keys’ sophomore album, and the musician is celebrating with a 24-track reissue titled The Diary of Alicia Keys 20, in which the song “ Golden Child » which has just resurfaced and which was until now locked in his personal archives.
In 2013, Alicia Keys launched the archive site AKVault, where she shared never-before-seen live performances, studio recordings, blog posts, behind-the-scenes videos and more. “ Golden Child » was first shared on this medium and survived thanks to unofficial videos on YouTube after the site was deactivated. “ I wrote this song to get me out of the state I was inKeys wrote about the song on the site. I felt like I wasn’t going anywhere, I was afraid I wouldn’t make it. »
Twenty years later, that bad patch may be a distant memory, but Keys plans to return to the place that inspired her most The Diary of Alicia Keys : New York City. On Friday, December 1, the day before the official anniversary, the singer and songwriter will give a special performance of the entire album at Webster Hall.
The singer performed in this same 1,500-seat hall in 2003 with AOL Broadband Rocks! (the name alone shows that it is not new). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Keep a Child Alive. Ticket sales will begin on Friday, November 3.
Four of the album’s nine new tracks The Diary of Alicia Keys 20 were recorded during the 2003 concert: “ If I Ain’t Got You “, ” Diary » with Jermaine Paul, « You Don’t Know My Name ” And ” Streets of New York “. The album will also include the orchestral version and the Spanish version of “ If I Ain’t Got You “, recorded with Queen Charlotte’s Global Orchestra as part of the Netflix limited series Queen Charlotte. The other two additions are “ You Don’t Know My Name/Will You Ever Know It (Reggae Mix) ” And ” Diary (featuring Tony! Toni! Toné! & Jermaine Paul) (Hani Mixshow) “.