Alicia Keys followed up the debut of her new song and music video for "We Are Here" by performing the song live on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday (Sept 8).
Seated at a piano, the 15-time Grammy winner unleashed the personal and uplifting record with musical support from The Roots as empowering words are flashed on a screen behind her.
On what inspired this record, Keys wrote:
“The day I wrote this song, I was sitting in a circle of people of all ages and we were asked, “Why are you here. Why am I here?? This really hit me on a deep level. I realized no one had ever asked me that question before. 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. 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. I have a vision that I believe is more than a dream, that I know can be our reality. I believe in an empowered world community built on the true meaning of equality – where we are all considered one people, regardless of race, religion, gender, zip code, belief system or sexual orientation. …Our souls were brought together so that we can love each other sister, brother. We Are Here. We are here for all of us. That's why #WeAreHere. Sent with Light, Alicia Keys”