Next month, Alicia Keys will release her new album, ALICIA. Set to include her recent singles, “Underdog,” “Time Machine,” and “Show Me Love” featuring Miguel, it will be her first since 2016’s Here. Today, her latest single “Underdog” gets an acoustic update.
The studio version of “Underdog” builds over freeing acoustic guitar. Alicia sings about various different people who are down on their luck and working hard to survive. It’s a song full of positivity and warmth, and its message is as important as ever in these divided times.
The new acoustic version of “Underdog” comes from Alicia’s recent iHeart performance, streamed for her home studio. This time, “Underdog” is just Alicia’s piano and vocals. The stripped down version is just as glorious as the studio recording, and without the extra musical details, the message is even clearer here.
Enjoy the acoustic version of “Underdog” below:
You can stream or download the acoustic version of “Underdog” from all the major music providers here. The studio version will appear on Alicia’s upcoming self-titled album, due out on May 15th. You can pre-order ALICIA from all the major music providers here now. It will include her singles “Underdog,” “Time Machine,” and “Show Me Love” with Miguel. However, it’s unclear if her 2019 song “Raise A Man” will appear on the tracklist.
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Alicia’s last album, Here, came out in November 2016. Now, three and a half years later, ALICIA is just around the corner, with four stunning songs to amp us up. The new album is now set for release on May 15th.
Three months ago, on Sunday, January 26th, Alicia Keys hosted the Grammys for the second year in a row. She is a natural, and we were glad to see her host again.
Alicia is also moving into the literary field. Earlier this week, Alicia shared her first book, More Myself: A Journey. Co-written by Michelle Burford, it’s published by Flatiron Books and Oprah Winfrey’s new book imprint, An Oprah Book. More Myself: A Journey came out on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. You can order the book here.
Alicia’s upcoming tour is still expected to go on as scheduled, but with the uncertainty of this pandemic, anything could happen. It’s currently set to kick off on June 5th in Dublin, working its way through Europe and then North America, finishing in Florida on September 22nd. Find all the dates and get tickets now before it’s too late! Some dates have already sold out, so don’t delay.
Enjoy the new acoustic version of “Underdog,” and be sure to revisit the studio recording and other singles out now. Get ready for the full album, ALICIA, scheduled for release on May 15th. Stay tuned for more news on the album – like the full tracklist – and keep checking back here for all the latest Alicia Keys news.