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Alicia Keys’ Album Is ‘Here’ in November: Hear ‘Blended Family (What You Do For Love)’

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Alicia Keys is nearly Here.

The beloved R&B artist announced the name of and revealed the artwork for her upcoming sixth studio album, Here, her first full-length record release since 2012’s Girl on Fire and what Keys hails as her “most raw and honest creation yet.”

The singer also dropped “Blended Family (What You Do For Love),” her first offering from the Swizz Beats-produced album which features a verse from A$AP Rocky.

The song, which opens with a folksy acoustic guitar riff before transitioning into a soulful, mid-tempo R&B track is in tribute to Key’s own blended family and unconditional love, the performer singing, “Hey I might not really be your mother / But that don’t mean that I don’t really love ya.

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“I’m so excited for you to hear this song,” Keys wrote in an emotional Instagram post about the track. “It means so much to me and our whole family. The understanding, compassion and support we’ve found is a powerful testament to the healing that comes when we choose love. Especially for the kids… the most important part of our lives. Celebrating @mashondatifrere for our commitment to each other with support and true growth.”

In a statement, the singer spoke further about the spirit of her upcoming album.

“On this album, I’ve arrived Here — a place where I’m willing to truthfully look at myself in the mirror and to also see the reality of who we have become in this world,” she shared. “The good, the ugly, the shadows and the light. I’ve come to realize that in order for us to grow and to understand and accept each other we have to recognize the complexity of ourselves. We have to be able to talk about it and meet each other where we are, Here.”

In 2016, the makeup-free singer released “In Common,” “We Are Here,” and “Back to Life,” which features in Queen of Katwe. Here is due out November 4.

See Alicia’s Instagram post below:

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