With HERE just one week away from dropping on Friday (November 4), Alicia Keys has decided to share one more track from the forthcoming sixth LP.
“If war is holy and sex is obscene/ Then we got it twisted in this lucid dream/ Baptized in boundaries, schooled in sin/ Divided by difference/ Sexuality and skin,” she sings in the opening lines of the soulful “Holy War,” the closing track to the 16-track standard collection.
“We can hate each other and fear each other/ Build these walls between each other,” she warns over delicate, acoustic guitar plucks and marching drums. “Baby, blow by blow and brick by brick/ Keep yourself locked in, yourself locked in.“
By the end, she is truly belting.. It’s simple, beautiful and inspiring. GO OFF MAMA!