Alicia Keys spoke to MTV News on her plans in the coming months. Keys revealed, “First I’m finishing up the second half of my tour, which starts July 3 in New Orleans at the Essence festival. In the process, I’m always writing, recording, getting out ideas. After I finish this second half of the tour, I’m going to be in the studio hard, working on this next album. [I’m] really, really ready for it. It’s gonna be off the hook.” Read more.