Alicia Keys previewed her new single “We Are Here” on Facebook and Instagram recently and has now debuted its music video. Alongside the song, she released a statement describing the inspiration behind the song and how it came to her – the growing frustration and the state of the world and how all of us can make a difference. She went on further to add what we could achieve together to make a kinder peaceful and loving foreseeable future for our children to live in. It included sentiments about a better and stronger future and a clearer perspective, if we put ‘we’ before everything. The singer is also expecting her second child and working on her upcoming album.
“The day I wrote this song, I was sitting in a circle of people of all ages and we were asked, ‘Why are you here. Why am I here??’ This really hit me on a deep level. I realized no one had ever asked me that question before. As I prepare to give birth to a new child, I can’t help and think about the world I’m bringing my baby into. No matter where we come from, when we see the state of the world today, we can all feel the growing frustration and desire to make a difference. And we all have a voice – we just need to know how to make it heard. I have a vision that I believe is more than a dream that I know can be our reality. I believe in an empowered world community built on the true meaning of equality – where we are all considered one people, regardless of race, religion, gender, zip code, belief system or sexual orientation. …Our souls were brought together so that we can love each other sister, brother. We Are Here. We are here for all of us. That’s why #WeAreHere. Sent with Light” – Alicia Keys
The heartfelt beautiful rendition played by Alicia Keys on her piano, summarizes all the issues that exist today and currently, as her lyrics pin point every issue from Israel to USA. The singer also commented about her upcoming album to Billboard saying, “what I know for a fact is it’s the best music I’ve ever done in my life yet and it’s really exciting to be able to have this kind of growth, this type of opportunity“. Alicia keys performed the new single live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which you can watch here. Enjoy the visuals for “We Are Here” below.