Just hearing Alicia Keys speaking about the making of "Girl on Fire" is enough to send chills of the first time down your back.
Alicia is the cover woman for this month's Inspiration Issue of The New York Times Magazine, and she completely delivers in the corresponding editorial video.
In the article, Alicia explains the process of writing the single off her forthcoming album, Girl on Fire, and the magic behind the song, saying:
“He started going through his sample library and all these different crazy drums. And there were these loud, obnoxious, just destructive drums, and I was like, Yeah! A girl on fire is loud and obnoxious and destructive and just, like, totally unrelenting and she’s free, you know what I mean? That’s what a girl on fire sounds like.”
The Inspiration Issue goes behind the best movies, books, TV shows, music and plays and features talent ranging from cover girl Alicia Keys, to Michael Chabon, Quentin Tarantino, Al Pacino, Junot Díaz, Carrie Brownstein and Carly Rae Jepsen, just to name a few.
Check out the inspirational BTS video from Alicia's interview below.
SOURCE: NY Times Magazine