Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Alicia Keys has produced an interactive app for children. “The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee” premiered yesterday and is loosely-based on Keys relationship with her grandmother.  She also produced music for the project and says her two year old son Egypt was part of the app’s inspiration.

“I was just getting introduced to kind of the TV shows and the DVDs and all the things you start kind of introducing your kids to, and I thought how cool it would be to be a part of something that really allows them to hear music from different places, different cultures, different sounds,” she said. “That’s what we’re able to do with this.”

In addition to the app, Keys is also gearing up for the release of her new album, Girl of Fire. It arrives in stores on November 27 and features collabs with Maxwell, Jamie Foxx, John Legend and Bruno Mars.