So what makes Alicia Keys a girl on fire? She dishes about it in recent interview with Ebony Magazine. She talks about raising her son Egypt, finding her soul mate in Swizz Beatz as well as why she believes that President Obama should be re-elected for President.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
Swizz Beats Being Her Soul-Mate:
Finding my soul-mate, finding the love of my life has been a freeing experience because of the way we identify [with] each other and understand each other. It’s so rare that you feel like you can be your whole self [with someone]. I can be my whole self, he can be his whole self. I don’t have to be half of myself, he doesn’t have to be half of himself. We can just be ourselves and so that alone [is a different feeling]. He’s actually taught me so much… He has that kind of a carefree easy-going spirit that has definitely taught me to be a little bit a little more [easy-going], which is great.
It makes every — the smallest thing amazing. Like the first time he’s discovering how to say the word ‘light.’ Like ‘light’ is the most exciting thing. (She imitates Egypt) And it’s kind of true! The light is amazing. Like, ‘Look! You turn it off and then you turn it on and it’s beautiful!’ But for (adults) things become so routine, so mundane and for him he’s discovering things for the first time so it makes me see things in a new place. So, I think all of those things together has brought me to a place that’s like just a fresh, new start. And I really like this new start.”
Supporting President Obama
I think that we as women have a really important obligation to utilize our voices to stand up for the man who will honor the things that we need as women. We’ve made so much progress over the years. Obviously, there’s no reason to go back. And I personally, I’m an Obama supporter and I feel like he really does understand women’s issues. And he was raised by a super-strong woman, he married an incredibly strong woman, he’s raising two incredibly strong women, so he’s personally connected to what is important with women’s issues. And I just think that’s such a big deal for us and we can’t just let (the presidency) go to anyone.We have to be really, really, really, really focused on making sure that every woman that we know is going out to vote for someone who is going to support (us).”
Alicia Keys gearing up to release her 5th studio album slated for release later on in the year. In addition Keys dropped her single “Girl On Fire” a strong female empowerment anthem, with a fantastic nod-along hard and steady drum beat, and piano bits.