It’s been four years since Alicia Keys released her album, Girl on Fire. She returns with her sixth studio album, Here. The project is packed with 16 tracks including her ASAP Rocky-assisted song “Blended Family,” “Holy War” and “The Gospel.”
“Here is a response to the world we live in today,” says Keys. “The music on this album is a reflection of the truth I’ve found in myself and the conversations happening all around me. Here is about exploring the good, the bad, the ugly… the shadows and the light with compassion and an open mind. I’ve come to realize that in order for us to understand and accept each other, we have to recognize the complexities in ourselves and everyone around us. We have to be willing to talk about our differences and meet each challenge with love, right HERE.”
Leading up to the album’s release, Keys held a surprise concert in Times Square. The pre-recorded show aired on BET on Thursday night and included special guests Jay-Z, Nas, Q-Tip, Questlove and John Mayer.
Stream Here by Alicia Keys below.