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So Many Ways To Love: Hear Alicia Keys' 'Blended Family,' Feat. A$AP Rocky

Alicia Keys' new album, Here, comes out Nov. 4. (Courtesy of the artist)closemore
Alicia Keys' new album, Here, comes out Nov. 4. (Courtesy of the artist)

There are so many ways to be, so many ways to love and be loved. With last night's announcement of her long-awaited new album, Here, Alicia Keys offers a new song, "Blended Family (What You Do For Love)," featuring a verse from rapper A$AP Rocky. It's an acoustic guitar-driven song, decorated by cascading piano and a boom-bap beat, about starting a new family with a son from a previous marriage, mirroring Keys' own life.

"I'm so excited for you to hear this song," Keys writes. "It means so much to me and our whole family. The understanding, compassion and support we've found is a powerful testament to the healing that comes when we choose love. Especially for the kids ... the most important part of our lives."

Here comes out Nov. 4. Watch a short documentary on Alicia Keys from NPR Music's Noteworthy series below.

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