A Beautiful Noise

Singers Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile have collaborated on a brand new song titled “A Beautiful Noise.”  The song was recorded as a way of encouraging people to vote.  I didn’t manage to hear it until three days after the election but I was struck by it nonetheless.  

The pair performed the duet on “Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy” which aired on CBS on October 29, 2020 and was hosted by Kerry Washington.  Keys and Carlile are both 39 and both women have won Grammy awards for previous work.

Keys noted that, “everyone has the power to make a beautiful noise and to life others up with their voice.”  Carlile added that the song is “an important reminder that we all have a voice and that our voices count.”  

In addition to Keys and Carlile, who performed the song, Brandy Clark, Linda Perry, Lori McKenna, Ruby Amanfu, Hailey Witters and Hillary Lindsey all received song writing credit.  Keys and Carlile each said she was inspired by the other.  Keys said the song has that “special energy”.  Carlile added that the song has a “beautiful message.”

The song is lovely, the message is relevant and I for one, hope these two artists collaborate again in the future.


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