Alicia Keys Delivers Poignant New Ballad "Perfect Way to Die"

Written and produced by Sebastian Kole.

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Alicia Keys has delivered a brand new song titled “Perfect Way to Die,” a poignant ballad about the mourning of a mother who lost her son to a tragic shooting.

Measuring at approximately three minutes and a half, the song starts off with a sprinkle of lush piano notes and chords, joined later by a calm vocal entrance by Keys. Entering into the chorus, Keys amps up her vocals, delivering a soulful performance to tell the story behind the song. The track was written and produced by Sebastian Kole, who opted to keep most of the instrumental arrangements minimal — only a brief moment of quiet strings in the background can be heard alongside Keys’ piano playing. The song finishes the way it began, ending on a series of light piano chords with gentle singing.

Scroll above for a listen of Alicia Keys’ new single “Perfect Way to Die.”

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I have felt called by music like I never have before.⁣⁣ I have been following its lead.⁣⁣ It has led me to the song “A Perfect Way to Die”.⁣⁣ The song title is so powerful and heartbreaking because WE are heartbroken by so many who have died unjustly.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Of course, there is NO perfect way to die. That phrase doesn’t even make sense. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Just like it doesn’t make sense that there are so many innocent lives that should not have been taken from us due to the destructive culture of police violence. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Sometimes I don’t have the words and music is the only thing that can speak.⁣⁣ I hope this speaks to you.⁣⁣ I hope one day this song won’t be so relevant.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Let’s NEVER stop fighting for justice.

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