This stripped-down song is one of three collaborations between Keys and Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé on Girl On Fire, the other two being "Brand New Me" and "Not Even The King." The pair also wrote together "Hope," a track that can be found on Sandé's debut album, Our Version Of Events.
Keys and Sandé first met when the Scot opened the New York songstress' 10th-anniversary Piano & I concert in London on June 13, 2011. "It's rare in this business to find someone you connect with so naturally in such an electric, creative capacity," Sandé told Billboard magazine. "The first song we wrote together was '101.' It reminds me of the Alicia I fell in love with when I was 15 years old."
Regarding writing with Sandé, Keys told Mojo magazine: "I heard her song, 'Breaking the Law,' and I went crazy for that, and we got together and we had a great connection, she plays piano, I play piano, and the writing just flowed."
It has long been speculated that the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun" came from the name of a sculpture in Seattle, but according to their frontman Chris Cornell the title came from a phrase he misheard on the news. The band's name did come from a sculpture.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.