Thursday, April 25, 2024

Alicia Keys New Song “We Are Here”: Social Issues and a Catchy Hook


I go back and forth on Alicia Keys– too much sampling and “interpolating.” But I do like this song and it has a great message. “We Are Here” is from a new album expected in November. Alicia does love a good anthem. She must have been in a marching band once upon a time!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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