Alicia Keys explains to us the concept of the music video to “Girl On Fire” and takes us on the set for a behind the scenes look.
Alicia Keys, inspired by her relationship with her grandmother and desire to help children express themselves, just released an animated storytelling app full of gaming elements and music. The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee tells the story of a girl and her mythical grandmother. It comes with music Alicia sang and scored & is available for iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch for $3.99 in the Apple App Store.
Alicia Keys has released an animated app for children, titled The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee – a partnership with Bento Box Interactive. It features the relationship between a grandmother, based on Keys’ own Nana, and her granddaughter, based on Keys. The app is set in LeeLee’s bedroom, where users can “sit” at her desk to journal and draw as well as play the virtual piano. On LeeLee’s bookshelf there’s a story, Blue Moon, with an original song by Keys, “Follow the Moon.” The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee (see screenshot above) is available in the Apple App store for $3.99.
In iVillage’s interview with their newest Guest Editor Alicia Keys, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and mom reveals just how she came up with the name of her new album, Girl on Fire, and how each of us can be a girl on fire. All we need to do is find our passion – just like Alicia has found hers!
Alicia Keys stopped by BET’s 106 & Park to premiere her new video “Girl On Fire” and talk about her new album.
DETAILS: You sang the chorus of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” which now rivals “New York, New York” as the official anthem of the Big Apple. Do strangers serenade you with it?
Alicia Keys: I find it’s a favorite when I’m walking down the street, or at a basketball game, and people want to sing me something. Even my family members come in from out of town and they’re singing “In New York . . . ” I love that whenever people are in my city, they just wanna howl the song. (more…)