With her historic behind her, has gifted fans with new music.
“Raise A Man” is Keys’ first new song since her 2016 album, “.” The piano-driven, searingly topical ballad finds the 15-time Grammy winner expressing gratitude for good men, and a plea to raise more of them.
“Tonight was such a musical night,” the singer-songwriter wrote on Instagram after Sunday’s awards show. “I decided to drop a new vibe & have some fun with y’all!!!”
“You’re just not like these other men out here,” she sings on the track. “You just wanna hold me, and that’s OK. Can I be a woman for you, babe, in a time when it’s not allowed?”
“Is it OK to love a man right now? If you understand, then show me your hands,” she continues.
The song was a fitting finale to a spectacular night for Keys, to host the Grammys. After sharing the stage with the likes of , and , she reminded viewers of her musical prowess with .
Flanked by two pianos ― one black, one white ― Keys delved into a cabaret-style medley of songs she wished she’d written, including Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly,” Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” and Lauren Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing).”
Listen to “Raise A Man” in full below.