Alicia Keys — who just happens to be gracing the cover of our latest issue — got reflective on a new episode of VH1 Storytellers. The show, which aired yesterday, finds the New Yorker performing a career-spanning, unplugged set of tracks and explaining their meanings.

The set included old favorites like “One One” and “Empire State of Mind Pt. 2” and some new songs from the upcoming Girl on Fire. Watch the episode above and below and grab the new album, Keys’ fifth, on November 26 via RCA.

[via HipHopNMore]