Raise A Man is the title of the new track by the 38-year-old singer-songwriter, and her first new solo recording since 2016.
'Is it okay to love a man right now?' ask Keys in the chorus of the new track over lush keys that are broken up by light whirls from an electric guitar.
It is a poignant question from the Girl on Fire singer in a song that turns out to be an ode to a good man and a demand to other men to 'Raise a man.'
'Somebody made a man, so show me how to raise a man, You can't be a man if we don't raise a man,' she sings near the end.