Alicia Keys Ventures Into Fantasy on ‘Zebras and Airplanes’
Unlike her more empowering track, ‘Power,’ Keys decides to venture into a more dreamlike atmosphere.
The lullaby keys allow the songstress to heighten her tone to a more comforting level as she coos, “Have you ever wanna fly, have you ever wanna run away / Have you ever closed your eyes in a vision and it took you away?”
The songbird writes that she was inspired by art before the recording of this song.
“I wrote it five years ago when I was in the studio recording ‘The Element Of Freedom,'” she says. “I had never been overcome to write a song after seeing a painting before, but this one sent me to another place. I felt it!”
Keys doesn’t say the exact piece that inspired her, but it could’ve also inspired the song’s cover, which provides a literal interpretation of the melodic ballad.
Listen to Alicia Keys’ ‘Zebras and Airplanes’