Alicia Keys’ album names have been sounding more and more like young adult fantasy novels lately: As I Am and The Element of Freedom will be followed this year by Girl On Fire, an album that might be titled after a line from The Hunger Games.
Alicia released a photo of herself wearing a paneled sheer black dress that covers only what’s necessary to cover so that the FCC doesn’t have a fit. Alicia stands in front of a blurred neon sign in what looks like a factory, with red lips and slicked back hair.
On her website earlier this month an extremely pumped Alicia shared her feelings on the upcoming album: "I'm in the studio right now working away on my new album and I am SO excited!!! I'm ignited!!! I'm like a match to a flame!
"I've had the title of this album in my mind for a long time... It's been hard to hold it back and now I'm not holding it back anymore! It is called Girl on Fire!!! And that's exactly how I feel!!! ...before making this record, in some ways I felt like a lion locked in a cage... Once I made that choice I became a Girl on Fire, the lion broke free!!"
Alicia will be playing one of the songs from Girl on Fire at the MTV VMAs on September 6th, though there’s no release date for the album yet.