A week after premiering “We Are Here” via her Facebook page, Alicia Keys returned to the Today set to perform the single live.
Sitting near a piano that read “Love,” the 15-time Grammy winner and son to be mother let her voice scale high over the song and then sat down post performance to discuss motherhood and the importance of a song such as “We Are Here.”
“This song gives us the opportunity to have that dialogue and start talking about what are we here to do for each other,” Keys said. With her second child with husband Swizz Beafs due in December, she also mentioned how much motherhood has played a role in her creative process. “I’ve always been an empatheticperson, I’ve always related to what we’ve gone through as a humanity, but when you start seeing your kids in the mix and what they’re gonna grow up in and what they’re gonna be a part of, or how they can help change it, you get fiercer about it.”
Watch her performance over on VIBE