Alicia Keys has just dropped her sixth album titled Here. The American singer-songwriter’s newest project features 16 tracks, and includes the three singles she released in the past few weeks: “The Gospel,” “Holy War,” and A$AP Rocky collab “Blended Family.” To promote the album, Keys performed a free concert in New York City’s Times Square last month with an all-star musical entourage including Jay Z, Nas, Q-Tip, Questlove and John Mayer, amongst others.
The soulful album abundantly references her hometown, the Big Apple. “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,” Keys commented. “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.”
Here is available on iTunes and Spotify. Take a listen below and let us know what you think in the comments.