Short films and visual album pieces are all the rage as of late, everyone from Drake to Tove Lo to KeKe Palmer to Tinashe have already joined in on the Beyoncé, Lemonade-like fun.
Make-up-free-enthusiast Alicia Keys is the latest musical mastermind to hop on the visual trend with her short film titled The Gospel, released in celebration of her sixth studio album HERE, which is officially available everywhere now.
The 23-minute film, which was directed by A.V. Rockwell, made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April and addresses the issue of police brutality in NYC, featuring multiple tracks from HERE in the process. “[The film] really represents the New York that I grew up in, and the New York that I saw,” Alicia explained at The Gospel premiere. “[A four-chapter series of] “vignettes of stories about coming of age in New York City.” The film follows a loosely connected group of young people growing up in New York City (Keys also appears in the short), taking them through a series of events billed under titles like “All God’s Children” and “Young Love.” Watch it below. . .