Alicia Keys will release her sixth studio album Here on 4th November 2016 via RCA Records it has been announced.
To celebrate the release announcement, Alicia has made new song Blended Family (What You Do For Love) available to stream and download. The track features A$AP Rocky and was co-written by Alicia, who co-produced it with Mark Batson.
“My new song Blended Family (What You Do For Love) is inspired by my family’s personal journey to cultivate deeper understanding, compassion, support and love,” says Keys. “To me, family has no singular definition and the modern family is made up of all kinds of beautiful people willing to put love first.”
The majority of Here was produced by ILLuminaries, comprised of Alicia; songwriter/producer Mark Batson; rapper/producer Swizz Beatz; and long-time Keys songwriting collaborator Harold Lilly.
“On this album, I’ve arrived Here,” Alicia says. “A place where I’m willing to truthfully look at myself in the mirror and to also see the reality of who we have become in this world. The good, the ugly, the shadows and the light. I’ve come to realize that in order for us to grow and to understand and accept each other we have to recognize the complexity of ourselves. We have to be able to talk about it and meet each other where we are, HERE.”
Keys will showcase new music from the powerful and moving album with a special free concert for fans at a secret, iconic location in her hometown of NYC on Sunday 9th October 2016.
Listen to Blended Family (What You Do For Love) and take a look at the cover art for Here below: