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.