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22 November 2012, 12:38
The 'Fallin'' singer also talks to Emeli Sande about their collaboration in the video.
Alicia Keys previewed her new album 'Girl On Fire' in full yesterday in a special Google Plus hangout session featuring some of the record's collaborators including Miguel, Maxwell and UK singer-songwriter Emeli Sande.
The 'No One' singer says it was "mind-blowing" to be able to celebrate the new album with a special online premiere, and opened up about how "proud" she is of the upcoming record.
"This is so exciting for me to be able to hang out with some of my favourite crew and for us to literally be able to debut the 'Girl On Fire' album right here right now," Alicia said at the start of the session. "It's history, nobody's ever done it quite like this before.
"This album really represents a journey for me, a new time, and I think it represents a a whole [greater] understanding that I have in myself," Alicia explained. "I finally came to the realisation that you can choose the life you want."
The hangout also saw Emeli Sande talking about how important the song 'Brand New Me' is to both her and Alicia, after the two wrote the track together for the album.
"I just love that people connected to it because, for me, it came from so honest and so truthful [a place] and I think when you make a song in that way, that's when people get it," Emeli explains. "It was what [Alicia] was going through, it was what I was going through and we connected on that, it just came so naturally.
"It all just came together so for me to get that reaction from people iso use testament to how powerful the truth can be," Emeli added.
Check out a picture of Alicia Keys performing at the Royal Variety Show earlier this week below (Credit: ITV):
It has been confirmed that 'Brand New Me' will be the second official US single to be released from 'Girl On Fire'.
Alicia Keys is set to launch her new album 'Girl On Fire' on 26th November.
Watch Alicia Keys previewing her new album 'Girl On Fire' below: