Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire

With a stonking 11 Grammys to her name and over a decade of hits we know that Alicia Keys is going to give a breathtakingly memorable performance at Slottsskogen this summer, and of course she did, she really charmed the audience with her hypnotic honesty and silky voice.

Most recently, her 5th studio album, “Girl on Fire,” topped the iTunes chart in over 20 countries worldwide last year and included collaborations with Frank Ocean, Emile Sande and Jamie XX to name but a few. It is her Keys’ unique mix of jazz, soul and hip-hop and sincere performances that have enamoured and captivated audiences all over the world.

Todays tune "Girl on Fire" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys for her 2012 fifth studio album of the same name. It was written and produced by Keys, Jeff Bhasker, and Salaam Remi. The song is an R&B and hip hop ballad. American rock guitarist Billy Squier also earns a writing credit on the song for the inclusion of drums taken from his 1980 song "The Big Beat". Released on September 4, 2012, as the lead single from the album of the same name, "Girl on Fire".

"Girl on Fire" was inspired by Keys' giving birth to her son Egypt and marriage to husband Swizz Beatz. Keys recorded a three-track suite for the song, consisting of the main version in addition to two remixes. The first remix, titled "Inferno", adds two new verses from Trinidadian hip hop artist Nicki Minaj, whilst the second mix titled "Bluelight" strips back the drums and piano leaving a sparse bass-led production and re-recorded "smokey" vocals. "Girl on Fire" opened to extremely positive reviews from critics, with many praising Keys' vocals and the song's production. Keys performed "Girl on Fire" for the first time at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6, 2012, where she was joined by Minaj and American gymnastics gold-medalist Gabby Douglas.

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