Discussing her upcoming record in an online video, the singer told fans how she has been recording the follow-up to 2009's The Element of Freedom for the past eight months.
"I've come to this place that the album is about to be ready and I feel just so crazy excited," she said. "It's like I'm a different person. I'm a new person. Everything is new, from being married and having a baby.
"I've become so much more intelligent and I survey the landscape more and try to come up with what's the best thing for me, what's the best thing for [son] Egypt, what's the best thing for our family."
She continued: "I've gone through so much growth and so much realisation and realising that in life different things come and different things change. I've learned that I have to trust myself and trust my instincts. I had to and I have to be braver than I've ever had to be before.
"I am hungry, I am an animal right now. I am just ready to be set free in a whole other way. When it comes to sharing this music with you, I am like a caged animal that's dying to escape."
Some fans believe the new album could be called New Day after Keys tweeted yesterday: "Beyond excited for tomorrow... I have a surprise for you!!! It's gonna be a #AKNewDay."
Watch Alicia Keys discuss her new album below: