Alicia Keys feels a lot more secure with her forthcoming album “Girl On Fire.”
Claiming her life in general is a lot more “organized” and happily balanced with family and her passion, Keys says “Girl On Fire” is equally put together.
“[Now that I’ve had a baby] I organize things differently, I don’t stay in the studio the whole night. [Quitting music] was out of question for me. Music is my sense of life. Without music I wouldn’t be a happy, fulfilled human being,” Keys shared with the German edition of OK! recently.
Led by the title track, the album is due in stores November 27 (stateside) and will feature production from her husband, producer Swizz Beatz. Looking to him, Alicia Keys now feels more confident as a woman.
“I was a girl for a long time, even within my career. I gradually became a woman – that’s when a lot of things changed for me. Since then I trust myself a 100 percent,” said Keys. “I used to fear I wasn’t good enough. And I think I kept listening to other people for too long!”
In related news, Alicia Keys is due to play the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards this weekend. She will be joined by a guest list of performers and presenters including Carly Rae Jepsen, Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian.