The 15 Grammy winner made his debut at CNN’s World City Hall on Thursday to address the latest questions and concerns regarding the war against Covid-19.
The song was initially written months ago in memory of Keys’ unsung heroes, and she told CNN before broadcasting.
She said it was always such a personal song and so poignant. And every time I play, I want to weep because I think of my parents, my grandma, my friends who can not reach their ends. I think of my grandma.
Should Honor Everyone Who Helped
However, when the pandemic hit the world, Keys realized that the terms should also honor healthcare staff, frontline employees, parents, teachers, and anyone who has been mobilized during this unprecedented time.
Participants just don’t feel like doing a good job. We feel submerged and never want a better day, she said. She said. Rapidly to where we are now, and it’s almost like the song was written, and I knew it wasn’t.
Honor Ordinary Citizens
Keys joined up with CNN to use the song to honor ordinary citizens who became heroes during the Covid-19 crisis, with the theme for the latest CNN Heroes initiative.
Starting Friday, visitors and viewers to CNN sites will be encouraged to share pictures and videos of people in their neighborhoods, who play their part in changing the planet, making it safer and healthier.
Highlight Everyday Heroes
Each week, CNN will highlight a series of these everyday heroes.
Alicia Keys and the Good Job lyrics are giving the frontline workers vital to this crisis the much-needed word of gratitude, said Whit Friese, vice-president of the CNN and creative director of the digital marketing company. It’s such a pleasure for our team to work with such amazing talent on such a vital project.
Keys Recalls Her First Grammy Nomination
The singer-songwriter recalls that she was grateful when she was nominated for her first Grammy Awards for her debut album Songs in A Minor in 2001.
She whispered, please give me something to say. Don’t just let me have this moment and don’t do something that resonates with others.
The same prayer is one of the reasons Keys said she was inspired to write “More Myself: A Journey,” a best-seller for the New York Times, and the first book on the new print of Oprah Winfrey. On Flatiron’s accounts.
Keys told her and her family, including Swizz Beatz, her husband’s manager, their two sons together, and her son of a previous relationship.
We definitely do well, but we also think about where we go as a planet and a global family, Keys said. I believe we have a chance to think about who we want to be as people first, and then who wants to be as groups and internationally. It’s a clear idea, and at present, it looks like it’s the mandate.