With a new baby on the way, Alicia Keys had a moment. After one of the more public and hostile years in regards to classism, alarming rises in disease and racism, Keys amongst a circle of people of all ages was asked a simple question, “Why Are We Here?”
The question spurned Keys to return to her piano, glowing and on the verge of giving birth to a second child with husband Swizz Beatz. With her trademark braids from her 2001 debut returning as well, Keys created “Why Are We Here,” an empowering record that she previewed last week. Singing along her own played notes, Keys’ “Why Are We Here” feels like a return to form as the video finds her in front of a skyline of New York City.
Watch the video here.