Alicia Keys is stripped in every sense of the word.
She laughed off criticism from insecure Internet trolls gawking at her makeup-less look at the VMAs last Sunday, and now the powerhouse singer is baring her soul on the showstopping soundtrack tune for the forthcoming Mira Nair film Queen Of Katwe.
The track starts out as all anthemic movie scores do, gradually building up to a mid-tempo tune before genre bending into something else entirely. Upon first listen, "Back To Life" felt like a standalone track for Keys, but sonically it shares similarities with her recent release "In Common." Namely, soul and originality.