Alicia Keys Returns With ‘We Are Here’ Video
The songstress is in her element in the visual, singing at her piano on a rooftop overlooking her hometown of New York City. However, it's clear that the scene surrounding Keys isn't the focus of 'We Are Here' -- the lyrics are.
"Bombs over Baghdad / Trying to get something that we never had / Let's start with a good dad / So real but it's so sad / And while we burning this incense / We'll be praying for the innocent / And right now it don't make sense," she sings on the first verse.
Alicia not only details the world's problems on a general level but also points out a few places currently in turmoil. "Let's talk about Chi-town / Let's talk about Gaza / Let's talk about, let's talk about / Let's talk about Israel / 'Cause right now it is real / Let's talk about / Let's talk about Nigeria / And it's mass hysteria," she delivers on the pre-chorus.
'We Are Here' was written when the singer started to think introspectively about the purpose everyone has in the world. She was inspired to write down a song about her thoughts. "As I prepare to give birth to a new child, I can't help and think about the world I'm bringing my baby into," she wrote on her Facebook page. "No matter where we come from, when we see the state of the world today, we can all feel the growing frustration and desire to make a difference. And we all have a voice - we just need to know how to make it heard."
Watch the full video for the song above and catch Alicia Keys perform it live on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' on NBC this evening.