Alicia Keys – When You Were Gone :Today, Keys is celebrating the tenth anniversary of her third album, 2007’s As I Am, and in honor of that project, she has shared a brand new unreleased single called “When You Were Gone.”
Keys specified that the As I Am era song was the product of her life-changing trip to Egypt, which is no doubt reflected in the musical direction.
It’s clear that Egypt means a lot to keys, in more ways than one. In 2010, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz gave birth to their first child, whom she named Egypt. In fact, Egypt (the child) is looking like he’s about to follow in his parents’ footsteps; at the young age of seven, Egypt has already taken up producing, and already has managed to secure a production credit on Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered project.
Be sure to check out this soulful banger from Alicia Keys, from a simpler time.