Alicia Keys can still be seen every week on NBC’s “The Voice,” but the singer-songwriter has revealed that she won’t be returning as a coach next season. This isn’t a real surprise, as the coaches often switch, but Keys has already revealed that she is working on her next album.
In November 2016, she released her sixth studio album, HERE, but Alicia exclusively told Entertainment Tonight she’s excited to get back in the studio to focus on her next project.
“I’m about halfway,” she said of the process. “I’m ready for the next one already, which was kind of the plan the whole time. I wanted to put out ‘Here’ where they have a statement body of work, and my next body of work is already in the works. I’m excited!”
“I can’t wait for you to hear new music, and so that’s one of the reasons why I won’t be able to come back next season,” she continued. “But I love writing. It’s just the most beautiful, exciting things, and every time I get better. That’s the blessing and magic of writing.”
Keys hasn’t ruled out an eventual return to the big red chair, and Blake Shelton is pretty certain she’ll be back. “I know she’s not going anywhere,” he joked. “It’s all just a media thing, a ploy. She’ll be back next year and the year after that.