Recently, Alicia Keys has been a major purveyor of the #NoMakeup crusade, eschewing the usage of cosmetics and explaining her decision in an essay to the website Lenny. As such, she performed on Saturday Night Live without makeup, as is the cover image for her single “In Common.”
She has followed up “In Common” with “Hallelujah,” the second single from her forthcoming (albeit untitled) album. First debuted during her SNL performance, the spiritually-inflected single is a return to her ballad-powered sound that is her trademark. Hear it below.