Alicia Keys has shared her heart-wrenching new single 'Perfect Way To Die'.
The current Clash cover star appeared on The Trevor Noah Show earlier this week, discussing the gestation of the track.
Written from the perspective of a mother, the single is a powerful meditation on the realities of Black life being cut down in its prime.
Tender, empathetic, and poignant, 'Perfect Way To Die' was penned alongside Sebastian Kole and finds Alicia singing:
Simple walk to the corner store
Mama never thought she would be getting a call from the coroner
Said her son’s been gunned down, been gunned down
Can you come now
Tears in her eyes
Can you calm down
Please ma’am can you calm down?
“Of course there is no perfect way to die. This phrase doesn’t even make sense but that’s what makes the title so powerful and heartbreaking because so many have died unjustly. It’s written from the point of view of the mother whose child has been murdered because of the system of racism that looks at Black life as unworthy. We all know none of these innocent lives should have been taken due to the culture of police violence.”
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