A short film for a new album
Last week Alicia Keys released her eighth album Keys complete with 26 songs for listeners to enjoy. The project also featured guest appearances from Pusha T, Lil Wayne, Swae Lee, Lucky Daye, Brandi Carlile, and Khalid. Now that people have been able to hang out with the project, Alicia Keys returns with a new short to accompany the album. With a running time of just under 13 minutes, the film follows her career as a musician from her childhood until today as an undeniable star. Snoop Dogg, Swae Lee, Lucky Daye and her husband and producer Swizz Beatz also make appearances in the film.
Keys comes just over a year after Alicia released her seventh album Alicia. Her eighth album is split into two parts: the A-side, which features stripped-down music produced entirely by Keys herself, and the B-side, which leans towards a hip-hop sound courtesy of Mike Will Made-It’s production. . It’s a solid sequel to that of 2020 Alicia, which included appearances by Jill Scott, Khalid, Miguel, Sampha, Snoh Aalegra, and Tierra Whack. Keys also serves as a sort of sequel to Alicia along with the two bodies of work do a good job of showing the full range of artistry of the singer.
You can watch the short film for Keys in the video above.
Tierra Whack is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.