Friday, July 20, 2007
ALICIA WRITES ABOUT HER NEW CD (ALBUM NEWS) ....
Mariah Carey isn't the only one leaving messages for her fans. Alicia wrote on her blog this week and she gave us some REAL scoop about her new album As I Am and the deal regarding that album which will lead up to its 23rd Oct release. Her blog post was really insightful. She had a listening session for the new album and dropped SIX track names which will be featured, some we already knew of, but everything appears to be coming into place. Check out her blog entry:



"The recording process is really personal and intimate. Nobody is really involved in it except me, K, Ann, the creative people I've been working with, Jeff, and peter (my A&R). Other than that it's like this big mystery. So when the album is close to done we start to get some of the important people at the label to get into it. These are the people who truly support it and make sure they get behind it to make it win in every way possible, like of course Clive, like the people who get you to know all about it and push it to radio, television and get the stores to buy it, the people who help to market and promote it and thats just to name a few. Then, there are those same people not only in America but in Europe, in Asia, in South America; all over the world who get behind my record and help push it to the top. Then there are other people like the ones who own different magazines who help to review the album or give me the covers of magazines. There are the people who help sponsor the album and the tours and any events we might need to do who have to hear the music and get excited about it. There are the DJ's and radio programmers who need to get into it and support it from the beginning so that the music can be heard in many forums. And this is just a small bit of the process of who is involved to make an great album be heard. And ALL these people have to be behind it and be excited so that they can help me to bring it to you in the biggest and best way possible. It's an interesting process, but it all lends to the overall feeling and enthusiasm of and for an album.

So Since you weren't able to be in these listening sessions (yet, at least) let me at least tell you the names of the 6 songs we played:

1) Go Ahead
2) Superwoman
3) The thing About Love
4) Teenage Love Affair
5) Sure Looks Good To me
6) Like You’ll Never See me again

hmmmmmm mmmmmm…Man oh man!!! do you see the sly grin????;-)

Everyday we get closer and closer and I'm humbly and gratefully looking forward to discovering with you, the journey it will take us on!

Much love, as always

Ak

Yes! This is the type of blog entry most artists should aspire to whenever it's time to get the fans excited about their latest offering. She actually BROKE IT DOWN, and despite being totally busy with recording, she updates her blog FREQUENTLY. Other confirmed tracks that will make the album include "Lesson Learned", "Heavy Times", "Savior" "Reckless", and "Sweet Tooth". Can't wait to hear all of these. Stay tuned.

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