Alicia Keys just released a new EP, Vault Playlist Vol. 1. The surprise release contains four deep cuts spanning Alicia’s career, reimagining hits and sharing studio versions of previously unreleased songs.
First up, hear an acoustic version of “No One,” Alicia’s colossal 2007 hit that announced her third album, As I Am. Here, acoustic guitar joins Alicia, helping her break down the song beautifully.
The second track is “Place To Call My Own,” an original song Alicia had previously only played live. She performed it at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas back 2011. Until now, the song has never been officially released. This new studio version is an outtake from her 2012 album, Girl On Fire.
“If I Ain’t Got You” is another huge hit brought to new life. The song was a single off Alicia’s second album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys, and it was a monster on radio back in 2004. Here, Alicia strips it down into a simple piano and vocal version.
Finally, the EP ends with another new recording, a cover of the jazz standard, “Stolen Moments.” Oliver Nelson composed the song, and first appeared on the 1960 album, Trane Whistle, by Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. Oliver Nelson then released “Stolen Moments” on his own 1961 album, The Blues And The Abstract Truth.
Listen to all four songs on Vault Playlist Vol. 1 below:
You can also buy Vault Playlist Vol. 1 on iTunes now. Last November, Alicia Keys released her sixth album, HERE. Alicia also contributed to the Hidden Figures soundtrack on a song called “Apple” with Pharrell Williams. Earlier this year, Alicia also shared a new song, “That’s What’s Up.”
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