It has been nearly ten years since our introduction to RB singer Alicia Keys. The 30 year-old mother of one will be on the cover of Essence magazineâ€™s June 2011 issue. The singer/songwriter reflected on love, her music and marriage and what inspired her to dedicate a song to her mother in her upcoming album:
â€œFalling in love is such a force, but this is a whole other level of magicâ€¦â€
On music, marriage and motherhood:
â€œI was very closed for a long time. But I feel so open now. To feel open like this means youâ€™ve found the center in yourself. Youâ€™re not hiding; youâ€™re not worried about anything. Everythingâ€™s going to be just fine.â€
On dedicating a song to her mom:
â€œIn the past, Iâ€™ve written mostly from my own perspective. But I just wrote a song for my next album that was inspired by a conversation I had with a man who was expressing how indebted he feels to God. He said, â€˜I owe God.â€™ Now, what an interesting thought. And as much as I believe in God, for me that translated into how much I owe my mother for who I am. So I went home and I wrote I Owe You. Itâ€™s dedicated to herÃ¢â‚¬Â¦â€ [Source]
Alicia Keys will be releasing an anniversary deluxe version of her debut album Songs in A Minor on June 28th. You can pre-order your copy here.