Alicia Keys recently joined an orchestra of more than 70 women of color for a reimagined version of her 2004 hit “If I Ain’t Got You.” Released with an accompanying video, the new recording is for the future Netflix and Shondaland consecutively Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
Named Queen Charlotte’s Global Orchestra, the group is made up of female musicians of color from countries around the world, including Sweden, Egypt, Germany, France, and more. The video features Keys and the orchestra – led by South Africa’s first Black female conductor Ofentse Pitse – wearing regal makeup and clothing reminiscent of Bridgerton contemporary, surrounded by high ornate walls and chandeliers. Naturally, Keys sits at a grand piano in front of the orchestra as she sings a slong.
“I feel like it’s going to open a lot of people’s minds to know that women of color belong everywhere and we’ve always been everywhere,” Keys said of the new recording in an interview. with Billboard. “It’s magical.”
“If I Ain’t Got You (Orchestra Version)” will be performed at Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Covers from the Netflix Series) soundtrack alongside instrumental covers of pop songs from Beyonce, SZA, Whitney Houston, and more. Watch the video featuring Queen Charlotte’s Global Orchestra below.
Keys was just trying to get him “Keys to the Summer Tour,” which will arrive in North America next month. You can still buy a ticket via StubHub, where orders are 100% guaranteed through StubHub’s FanProtect program. StubHub is a secondary ticketing market platform, and prices can be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand.