Summer 2016 will prove to be a hot one for Alicia Keys as she’s set to release her sixth album since Girl on Fire in 2012. Alicia has been previewing new music from her upcoming album with fans, including her newest release “Hallelujah” which she performed on Saturday Night Live last month.
“Hallelujah” has a religious theme, where it seems as if Alicia’s looking for strength and has to find it in religion. The song is featured in the trailer of Let Me In, a film written and directed by Jonathan Olinger that portrays the refugee crisis as if it were on American soil.
According to the official Let Me In trailer on Keys’ YouTube channel, the film is described as a “…tale of survival and the remarkable power of the human spirit…” Alicia Keys is the star to the short film and it follows her and her family as they have to deal with the crisis in L.A.. “…the film follows her and her family’s quest to survive after they experience unimaginable violence and embark on a journey that will forever change them. Along with thousands of Americans fleeing the conflict in Los Angeles, they must seek safety by attempting to cross the border into Mexico. Guided by their resolute love for each other and utter determination, the refugee family must navigate oceans and desserts in their unrelenting pursuit to find refuge and reunite.”
Keys’ new music “Hallelujah” follows the release of her early summer sensation “In Common” and her announcement of living free and no longer wearing make-up. Let Me In will release on June 20, 2016 and Alicia Keys’ new album will release later in the summer.