Alicia Keys Releasing 'Here' on Nov. 4; Listen to 'Blended Family' Single with A$AP Rocky

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Alicia Keys performs onstage during BET Networks 2016 Upfront at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 20, 2016 in New York City. 

If Alicia Keys' team on The Voice needed any more examples of how it's done, they need look no further than "Blended Family (What You Do For Love)," the A$AP Rocky-blessed emotional first single from the singer's just-announced new album. Keys' follow-up to 2012's Girl on Fire will drop on Nov. 4 and in an Instagram announcing her latest, AK said she's psyched to share the new track with her fans.

"I'm so excited for you to hear this song," she wrote of the track, which balances a cracking beat with a hooky acoustic guitar line and Keys' signature piano work. "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." In a magnanimous tip to husband Swizz Beatz's ex, Keys gave R&B singer Mashonda a shout out as well, saying "I'm beyond proud of the work that the three of us most consciously applied to bettering ourselves for each other and our children's sake."

 

 

"It may not be easy this blended family/ But it's what you do, what you do, what you do for love/ I know it started with a little drama/ I hate you had to read it in the paper," she sings.

 

 

Keys called Here her "most raw and honest" album to date; fans who pre-order it now will receive "Blended." So far, Keys has released a series of teaser tracks, including "Hallellujah" and "In Common," as well as "Back to Life," which is in Queen of Katwe, the new biopic about Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi