Global music superstar Alicia Keys has released her anthemic new single “Love Looks Better,” from her highly-anticipated seventh studio album ALICIA (via RCA Records).
The song -- loud, passionate, and unapologetically vulnerable -- is a high-energy offering from Keys, who was recently crowned the most RIAA-certified R&B artist of the 21st century. The track was co-written and co-produced by Keys, along with OneRepublic frontman and hitmaker Ryan Tedder.
Keys premiered the single with a show-stopping performance during last week’s 2020 NFL Kickoff broadcast, after announcing a $1 billion fund that the NFL league will be contributing to, aimed at supporting Black businesses and communities. Earlier this week, she reflected on her participation in the event with a powerful letter, shared with Billboard, about moving forward and using her platform to provoke conversation and change.
“This song has such an energy! It really talks about how busy we’ve become, how fast we got used to moving, and now we realize that my love looks better on you. It’s time to really be present for each other. It feels like something we can all understand now. It’s the perfect energy heading into the release of my new album ALICIA,” Keys said.
“It’s a sneaky melody. It’s going to get caught in your head and you’re not going to be able to stop singing ‘Can we touch for a second / Be us for a second / No matter what I give it to / My love looks better on you,” she added.
Keys plans to bring the new album to life in the summer of 2021, during rescheduled dates of her upcoming ALICIA: The World Tour, originally scheduled for summer 2020 before the global pandemic put a pause on live music gatherings.
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