Alicia Keys has given a new twist to one of her classic hits.
The 15-time Grammy winner released a reimagined version of her 2004 single, “If I Ain’t Got You,” for the Netflix soundtrack on Monday. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
The music video features Keys playing with the queen charlotte global orchestra, made up of more than 70 women of color from around the world.
South Africa’s first black female conductor, Ofentse Pitse, leads the orchestra which includes Rimon from the Netherlands, Amel Bent from France, Alicia Awa from Germany, Cherrie from Sweden and Delara from Norway.
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At the series premiere in Los Angeles, Keys said Additional the team behind the Royal Shondaland drama personally reached out to her about using the song in a ballroom dancing scene in Episode 4.
“I wanted to do it because the song is timeless. I wanted to do it because the vision of making a 76-piece orchestra of all women of color is, I might say a first, maybe I’m wrong, but I’m probably right,” a- she explained. “So to be able to do that with that song, in that moment, it was very impactful, powerful, and it was perfect.”
The series follows the story of young Charlotte who arrives in London for her arranged marriage to King George of England. Once the future queen begins the process of becoming a royal bride, the king’s mother tells her that marriage will help bring the country closer together. And she reminds Charlotte that her role is to produce heirs.
THE Bridgerton The prequel stars India Amarteifio as young Charlotte and Corey Mylchreest as King George. Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh and Ruth Gemmell reprise their roles from the original series.
Shonda Rhimes is showrunner, executive producer and screenwriter. Betsy Beers which co-produces. Tom Verica is director and executive producer.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story premieres May 4 on Netflix.
Watch Alicia Keys perform with the World Orchestra above.
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