20 years ago, Alicia Keys released her monumental debut album, Songs In A Minor. The album is best known for launching Alicia’s first hit, “Fallin,'” and it won five Grammys in 2002. This seminal debut led to a hugely successful career for the R&B singer. A decade ago, Alicia offered some new goodies on its 10th anniversary rerelease. Today, the 20th Anniversary Edition of Songs In A Minor comes with some more previously unheard tracks.
Two bonus tracks – “Fallin’ – ALI Soundtrack Version” and “I Won’t (Crazy World)” – were already shared in 2011. The latter was only on the collector edition, though, so its inclusion here is notable as a wider release. However, two other songs on the 20th Anniversary Edition have never been heard before.
First up is “Foolish Heart,” a jazzy and relaxed track. With her piano as accompaniment, Alicia croons about how inconvenient and heartbreaking love can be. If only she could prevent Cupid’s arrow from striking her. As the song progresses forward, stand-up bass and subtle acoustic guitar richly fill out the sound. It’s a beautiful and intimate track.
Next is “Crazy (Mi Corazon),” a more experimental sound for Alicia. She sings quite low at first, changing the timbre of her voice, before moving into a more comfortable register. The song also features a fair amount of Spanish, starting with the title: “Mi Corazon” (which should, by the way, be written “Corazón”) translates to “My Heart.” Yes, both of these new songs have to do with Alicia’s heart! This track is more dramatic and different, yet strangely mesmerizing.
Listen to “Foolish Heart” and “Crazy (Mi Corazon)” below:
Both “Foolish Heart” and “Crazy (Mi Corazon)” appear on the new rerelease of Alicia’s debut album. You can stream or buy Songs In A Minor (20th Anniversary Edition) from all the major music providers here.
More From Alicia Keys
At the end of October 2020, just days before the pivotal United States presidential election, Alicia teamed up with Brandi Carlile for their duet, “A Beautiful Noise.” It was part of the Every Vote Counts campaign encourage citizens to exercise their voting rights.
Last September, Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album, ALICIA. The album launched seven singles released in the year leading up to its release: “Show Me Love” featuring Miguel, “Time Machine,” “Underdog,” “Good Job,” “Perfect Way To Die,” “So Done” with Khalid, and “Love Looks Better.” Notably, Alicia’s 2019 song “Raise A Man” did not appear on the tracklist.
See the full tracklist for ALICIA below. Of the 15 songs, seven feature a guest artist.
- Truth Without Love
- Time Machine
- Authors Of Forever
- Wasted Energy (feat. Diamond Platnumz)
- 3 Hour Drive (feat. Sampha)
- Me X 7 (feat. Tierra Whack)
- Show Me Love (feat. Miguel)
- So Done (feat. Khalid)
- Gramercy Park
- Love Looks Better
- You Save Me (feat. Snoh Aalegra)
- Jill Scott (feat. Jill Scott)
- Perfect Way To Die
- Good Job
Alicia has also moved into the literary field. At the end of March 2020, Alicia shared her first book, More Myself: A Journey. Co-written by Michelle Burford, it was 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.
Songs In A Minor (20th Anniversary Edition)
Enjoy “Foolish Heart” and “Crazy (Mi Corazon),” and be sure to listen to all of Songs In A Minor (20th Anniversary Edition). It’s an incredible album that has stood the test of time, and the new bonus tracks a treat for longtime fans. Keep checking back here for all the latest Alicia Keys music news.
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