Alicia Keys Surprises Fans by Releasing New Song 'Raise a Man' After Hosting 2019 Grammys
The 15-time Grammy winner hasn't released an album since 2016
The piano-backed song is an ode to good men — and an appeal to make more of them.
“You’re just not like these other men out here/ You just wanna hold me, and that’s okay/ Can I be a woman for you, babe, in a time when it’s not allowed,” Keys sings.
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“How am I supposed to pretend that I don’t want you the way that I do / ‘Cause every time you’re around me, I feel virgin all again / And every time you’re all around me, how can I renege, boy I just need your hand.
“Is it okay that I’m not independent? Is it okay that I show weakness? Is it okay I can’t wait to see you? Is it okay to love a man right now? If you understand, then show me your hands,” she adds in the emotional song.
Keys, 38, hasn’t released new music since 2016 when she dropped her sixth LP Here.
The 15-time Grammy winner is married to fellow musician Swizz Beatz, 40. They share two sons: Egypt, 8, and Genesis, 4.