Alicia Keys has revealed details for her next record, Keys, which is out December 10. There are two versions of the album: Originals and Unlocked. Accordingly, she’s shared two versions of the first single from the project, “Best of Me.” Listen to the “Originals” and “Unlocked” versions of the song below.
“The Originals come from that classic side of me! It’s that AK that we WANT!! A homecoming,” Keys wrote on Instagram. “The Unlocked side, I wanted to sample The Originals to create a whole other sonic experience. So, [Mike WiLL Made-It] and I connected and made magic.”
Following last year’s Alicia, Keys appeared at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony to give remarks for Whitney Houston’s posthumous honors. She also joined Brandi Carlile on a new single titled “A Beautiful Noise,” released as a get-out-the-vote effort last fall.
Read Pitchfork’s Sunday Review of Keys’ 2001 debut Songs in A Minor.