Yesterday, Alicia Keys debuted the video for her hot as fire single, “Girl on Fire” on 106 and Park. Asked for some background on the song, an excited Alicia Keys said, “The evolution of “Girl on Fire” came from me wanting to always be able to declare that I’m a Girl on Fire. Sometimes we don’t always feel like that. Sometimes things get difficult. But even in a world that’s filled with catastrophe, we not backing down and we got our heads in the clouds.”
“This by far the best album I ever did. I love this record. I love how it sounds. I love the feeling of it. I really feel like it’s going to be a soundtrack to people’s lives and you’re going to really be able to identify it.”
“I promise you, it’s gonna knock you on the floor.”
This video knocked me out. Alicia Keys looks great. Outside of the lush visuals, I love how she infused it with aspects of her new life — being a mom — and how hard working women who clock the 9-5, 10-6, what have you, can relate to coming home to raise little ones and guiding them to be fabulous human beings too.
You don’t have to have kids, though. That’s not the point. Doing you without skipping a beat - that’s called being a Girl on Fire.