This couldn’t be more appropriate.
While the world mourns the loss of many through acts of senseless violence, and in the aftermath of Ferguson and the case of Eric Garner, Alicia Keys releases the track, “We Gotta Pray.”
The piano-based track includes an interpretation of Soul II Soul’s “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” as she sings with images of protests flashing throughout the video.
We gotta pray, pray for the world tonight
We gotta save, somebody save somebody tonight
Fire in the air, what the hell goin’ on?
Sirens everywhere, singin’ that street song
Violence everywhere, barely holdin’ on
What the hell goin’ on?
Do you know who you are?
Do you know who we are?
Listen as she preaches togetherness below.