Alicia Keys Reimagines “If I Ain’t Acquired You” with an Orchestra: Watch

Alicia Keys was just lately joined by an orchestra of over 70 ladies of shade for a reimaged model of her 2004 hit “If I Ain’t Acquired You.” Launched with an accompanying video, the brand new recording is for the upcoming Netflix and Shondaland sequence Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

Named Queen Charlotte’s World Orchestra, the group is made up of feminine musicians of shade from nations all throughout the globe, together with Sweden, Egypt, Germany, France, and extra. The video exhibits Keys and the orchestra — led by South Africa’s first Black feminine conductor Ofentse Pitse — wearing regal make-up and garb harking back to the Bridgerton period, surrounded by the tall ornate partitions and chandeliers. Naturally, Keys sits at a grand piano in entrance of the orchestra as she sings slong.

“I really feel prefer it’s going to open the minds of many individuals to comprehend that ladies of shade belong in all places and we’ve at all times been in all places,” Keys stated of the brand new recording in an interview with Billboard. “It’s magical.”

“If I Ain’t Acquired You (Orchestra Model)” will likely be featured on the Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Covers from the Netflix Sequence) soundtrack alongside instrumental covers of pop songs from Beyonce, SZA, Whitney Houston, and extra. Watch the video that includes Queen Charlotte’s World Orchestra beneath.

Keys simply kicked off her “Keys to the Summer season Tour,” which involves North America subsequent month. You’ll be able to nonetheless buy tickets via StubHub, the place orders are 100% assured via StubHub’s FanProtect program. StubHub is a secondary market ticketing platform, and costs could also be larger or decrease than face worth, relying on demand.