Alicia Keys has just given us her sixth studio album, Here, early today. Happy Weekend!
However, if you were one of the lucky few, Keys actually sent her 16 song track list via DM to fans last week. Of course the list includes “The Gospel,” “Holy War,” and “Blended Family” with A$AP Rocky (if you haven’t heard the Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 shame on you.)
Keys put a lot into this project. Remember last month, she put on a free concert in Times square with a dangerously impressive set. Stars like Jay Z, Questlove, John Mayer, Q-Tip, and Nas all came to show our favorite pianist some love.
She also dropped her short film for “The Gospel” on Tidal to address issues like police brutality.
“This album is so much about life. It’s about New York City. It’s about my city. It’s about us as people. It’s about all the stories that I saw growing up…It’s aggressive. It’s raw. It’s me being my most truthful, my most call-it-as-it-is, my most honest. It is such powerful music, you are going to go crazy.”
-Keys on The Today Show
Check out the full album above via Spotify. You can also stream Here via Apple Music.