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Keys’ New Song Almost Went Unheard    ·    October 13th, 2005

Alicia Keys’ New Song Almost Went Unheard Even Though It Was Intended for Her 2003 Release.

Although “Unbreakable,” is proving to be another hit for Alicia Keys, the song spent about two years in her vault before she decided to record it.

“Unbreakable,” which is on her just-released “Unplugged” album, was intended for 2003’s “The Diary of Alicia Keys.” But Keys decided to leave it among the outtakes.

“It’s always been one of my favorite songs but it just didn’t fit properly with the second album, so, I kind of put it on the shelf waiting for the perfect time,” she told The Associated Press in a recent interview.

That time came when she decided to resurrect MTV’s “Unplugged” concert series; it was one of the new songs she premiered during the concert, which recently aired on the network; the companion album was released Tuesday.

The up-tempo groove, which references real-life couples such as Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, got an enthusiastic response from the audience. Radio response has been strong, too it’s a top 20 hit on Billboard’s R&B/hip-hop chart.

“For me, as a musician, sometimes it’s really a lot of fun to just debut a new song without any expectations,” she said. “The response for it was so great, so it’s a lot of fun to do that.”

Next month, Keys starts filming her role as an assassin in “Smokin’ Aces,” also featuring Ben Affleck, Andy Garcia, Jeremy Piven and Ray Liotta.

Keys, 24, is thankful for her big-name co-stars.

“It doesn’t all rely on my shoulders, it’s a very much ensemble piece,” she said of the movie, which she described as “very dark and gritty.”

Though Keys is known for her soulful love ballads, she decided to pick this role for her film debut to showcase her range as an actress.

“For me personally, to go outside my character completely and become this whole new person is something that’s going to be actually therapeutic in many ways,” she said. “It’s totally unexpected for me.”

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4 Responses to “Keys’ New Song Almost Went Unheard”

  1. julia Says:

    hey girl. just keep doing what your doing and stay strong and soulful. my mama loves you

  2. Nikki Says:

    hey, jus sayin in LOVE your music keep it up hopin 2 c ya new film. bless.x

  3. Ruzica Djokovich Says:

    Girl you are great artist.Keep doing it,your music is great.Peace AK

  4. Jewel Says:

    Words can’t explain how I feel about the new track “No One”. Almost went unheard??? You’ve got to be kidding. You can distinctly feel her love for music in this track…made me shed a tear. I like your braids girl, but I LOVE your God blessed voice!!! Keep shining!

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