The cover for Alicia Keys forthcoming album Girl On Fire has just been revealed. In a sleek, asymmetrical bob, Alicia strikes a fierce pose for the album art.

Alicia spoke candidly about the conception of the album, and how it reflects her personal growth as an artist. On her website, Alicia documents the progress of her album in diary form, and in a previous post, she metaphors the release of Girl On Fire to being freed from a confined cage.

“In some ways I felt like a lion locked in a cage,” she writes. “I felt like a girl misunderstood that no one really knew, I felt like it was time to stop making excuses for any part of my life that I wanted to change. Once I made that choice I became a Girl on Fire, the lion broke free!!”

Alicia has also accompanied this sentiment with a video released on her personal Youtube channel.

Watch her video after the jump….

Entitled “A journey to a girl on fire: No reservations,” our RnB singer conveys, well, just that:

“I have arrived at a place in myself that I am comfortable being exactly who I am in this moment and sharing it with no reservations,” she says.

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