Alicia Keys is getting personal in her music video for her latest single, “Raise a Man.” The Bill Kirstein-directed visual was shot in a recording studio with the singer’s friends and features the R&B singer’s 4-year-old son, Genesis.
“I just dropped something for y’all! I was in the studio and I wanted to VIBEEEEE out!” she wrote on her Instagram post. “My friends were there, my Gen was there!!”
Keys brings viewers into her own little world of her creative process, making us feel just as home as she was in the studio. The music video comes after the release of the single on Feb. 11, after the “If I Ain’t Got You” singer hosted the 61st annual Grammy Awards earlier this month. The song appears to be dedicated to Keys’ two sons as their faces appear on the song’s cover.
On the six-minute single she poses questions about vulnerability. “Is it okay that I’m not independent? Is it okay that I…Is it okay that I show weakness? Is it okay that I…”
The natural beauty’s make-up-free skin is front and center in the new visual as her friends and family trickle in later. Watch the video and “catch the vibes” with the bare-faced beauty!