Zebras and Airplanes

Album: Not Released On An Album (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Alicia Keys shared this dreamlike song on her website, The Vault. She wrote the tune in the late 2000s but it had remained unreleased until she dropped it through her online treasure vault in February 2014.
  • Keys explained that the song was inspired by art. "I wrote it five years ago when I was in the studio recording The Element Of Freedom," she said. "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!"

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