Alicia Keys launches animated storytelling app for children + new song “Unlock Yourself”


Amidst promoting her upcoming Girl On Fire album and supporting the President, Alicia Keys has released a new animated app for children called The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee.

The story focuses on the relationship between a wise grandmother (voiced by Touched By An Angel actress Della Reese) and her eight-year old granddaughter, based on Alicia and her own grandmother, and is mostly set in LeeLee’s bedroom, where users can play a virtual piano and sit at her desk to draw or write in her journal.

The app also features brand-new music  from the singer, and is intended as an inter-generational experience.  “It’s something that a mother and child can experience together, siblings can experience together, something that a grandmother and a grandchild can experience together. My mother and (2-year-old son) Egypt would definitely go through the story and play the games … and write in the journals and draw pictures.”, Alicia recently told The Hollywood Reporter.

“Blue Moon”, the first of The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee‘s episodically released story-packs is available now for select iOS devices on iTunes and is priced at £2.49.

Alicia Keys also shared a new song featured on the app titled “Unlock Yourself” which you can listen to below.

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