Alicia Keys: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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    This performance was recorded on Feb. 12, 2020. We will continue releasing Tiny Desk videos of shows that had already been taped. In light of current events, NPR is postponing new live tapings of Tiny Desk Concerts. In the meantime, check out Tiny Desk (home) concerts! They’re recorded by the artists in their home. It’s the same spirit - stripped-down sets, an intimate setting - just a different space.
    June 17, 2020 | Abby O'Neill -- On a brisk February morning, Alicia Keys, full of effervescence, entered NPR through the loading dock wearing a canary yellow faux fur coat. During our ride to the fourth floor, she joked about how she hadn't been invited to play at the Tiny Desk. That, of course, wasn't exactly true. We worked on and off for years to make this moment happen, and I can say wholeheartedly that it was worth the wait.
    Alicia Keys has an aura that you can sense the second she enters a room, or in my case, an elevator. She radiates compassion and kindness. This spirit is the key to Keys's songwriting, which is rooted in introspection and mindfulness.
    As she approached her piano, a bit surprised at the amount of people in the room, she smiled and remarked over her shoulder, "Gee, the Tiny Desk is tiny!" She kicked off the set with an uncanny ode to combat the darkness of this moment in American history: "Show Me Love," a single she released in 2019. No one could have predicted then how much her lyrics and musical healing would be crucial during this emotionally fraught time of unprecedented political and racial unrest, heightened by three months of quarantine due to a global pandemic.
    The stand-out moment during her Tiny Desk was the premiere of "Gramercy Park", a song from her upcoming self-titled album, ALICIA, which is set to be released this fall. It's one of those timeless songs that will transcend radio formats and genres, with lyrics that address how utter selflessness and worrying about making everyone happy but yourself can throw your own center askew. The song's spiritual refrain is sure to be a sing-along moment for the rest of Keys's career.
    She told the crowd after "Gramercy Park" that she's struggled with appeasing people her whole life, but she's trying harder now to set boundaries. Luckily for the Tiny Desk audience, that resolution didn't pertain to this concert. After wrapping up what was to be a three-song set with her latest single "Underdog," which you may have seen her perform at this year's Grammys, the crowd begged for an encore. After crowdsourcing suggestions, she and her band delivered a riveting rendition of Keys's breakout 2001 single, "Fallin'."
    The world, now more than ever, needs more love, reflection and accountability - a mantra that's woven into every fiber of Alicia Keys's being and every lyric of her songs.
    SET LIST
    "Show Me Love"
    "Gramercy Park"
    "Underdog"
    "Fallin'"
    MUSICIANS
    Alicia Keys: vocals, piano; RAII & Whitney: vocals; Ant Parrish: bass; Curt Chambers: guitar; Mike Reid: drums; Omar Edwards: keys.
    CREDITS
    Producers: Abby O'Neill, Morgan Noelle Smith, Kara Frame; Creative director: Bob Boilen; Audio engineers: Josh Rogosin, Natasha Branch; Videographers: Kara Frame, Maia Stern, Melany Rochester, Shanti Hands; Editor: Maia Stern; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Executive producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Kisha Ravi/NPR

Tran Kity
Tran Kity

oho

12 hours ago
Shane Sambo
Shane Sambo

Pretty average

14 hours ago
Mpume
Mpume

She is an amazing soul!

14 hours ago
Darren Warr
Darren Warr

Thank you Alicia for showing me love

16 hours ago
WeekendWarrior
WeekendWarrior

When expecting something a little more sophisticated from the bass guitar on falling....some fills and yah know.

17 hours ago
WeekendWarrior
WeekendWarrior

If you didn't get goosebumps when she sang Falling get out of town.

17 hours ago
Chris Guiton
Chris Guiton

What an awesome video. I i i i I'm fell in love with you Alicia

17 hours ago
shantel jackson
shantel jackson

I almost dieddd when i heard fallin

21 hour ago
Deborah Damus
Deborah Damus

❤️❤️❤️❤️

22 hours ago
Jailson Marinho
Jailson Marinho

Essa mulher é de mais, canta muuuuuuuuuuuito! Parabéns.... Deus abençõe sua voz cada vez mais...🙌

Day ago
Skylar Capri
Skylar Capri

WOW... Insane Talent. Thank you Alicia for sharing your gift!

Day ago
Waki Daisho
Waki Daisho

Merci pour ce moment.

Day ago
IC GamingTV
IC GamingTV

This woman did not age deyyym!

Day ago
Aleah Castillo
Aleah Castillo

💖💜💜🥰🥰🥰😍🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🎶🎶🎶🎙❤❤❤😘😘😘🤗🤗🤗😘

Day ago
Aleah Castillo
Aleah Castillo

I like your music

Day ago
Jaunting Trips
Jaunting Trips

that last chorus .. goose bumps.

Day ago
Samin Sikong
Samin Sikong

wow...you guys so amazing...

Day ago
VOYAGER
VOYAGER

I feel at peace, now i can take my nap😊😴

Day ago
smAshe_squatch
smAshe_squatch

yo how does Alicia Keys still look the same as she did when i was kid

Day ago
Ronaldo Silva
Ronaldo Silva

Alicia is incredble, the crew is definitely at her level... That was fuck'n awesome! Greetings from Brazil!

Day ago
Dace Jaunzeme
Dace Jaunzeme

Just loving it! This is my go-to music for this Year, i think!

Day ago
Singing Sparrow
Singing Sparrow

Wasn't she the one doing all these satanic symbols during Kobe's remembrance performance night? Creepy

Day ago
Mike Rivera JR
Mike Rivera JR

does any body know the model of that microhpone . . .its sounds amazing

Day ago
WeekendWarrior
WeekendWarrior

I think its the Tiny Desk Sound Engineers. But maybe im wrong

17 hours ago
Emma Joy Waller
Emma Joy Waller

How dare they interrupt any part of this with an ad

Day ago
ㄹㅅ
ㄹㅅ

14:18 underdog

Day ago
Romina Castillo
Romina Castillo

La AMOOOO!!!! 💕💖💗💘💝💞💟💜💓

Day ago
DawnM CHAMBERS
DawnM CHAMBERS

🙏🏽💗🙏🏽💗🙏🏽💗🙏🏽🕊️😇🕊️😇🕊️😇🕊️😇🕊️😇🕊️😇🕊️😇

2 days ago
jl tur
jl tur

SUBLIME !!!

2 days ago
Mr B
Mr B

Supa bad since 2000

2 days ago
Dina B
Dina B

I love her!!!

2 days ago
Danny
Danny

There was so much love in that room, i could feel it radiating through my screen and speakers. Thank you Alicia and team, that was very, very special

2 days ago
Arne Berg
Arne Berg

goosebumbs .......... acoustics are always the best

2 days ago
nidal blila
nidal blila

Lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyy

2 days ago
lost CubsFan
lost CubsFan

she is proof that angels walk among us.

2 days ago
B612
B612

Bravo!

2 days ago
Leif Steele
Leif Steele

Fun fact I’m in love with Alicia keys😳

2 days ago
p0ppysmic13
p0ppysmic13

man at the beginning i thought Alicia's range changed (softer, less power and belting compared to her classic albums) but i guess the songs are just built like that coz once she warmed up she can still GET THAT NOTES, good lord!!!!

2 days ago
Don Hyoki
Don Hyoki

1:40 Show Me Love 8:55 Gramercy Park 14:19 Underdog 20:39 Fallin’

2 days ago
Miglie In Stereo
Miglie In Stereo

I love her sound and respect her artistry! Alicia Keys is a beauty!!!

2 days ago
Ana leite silva
Ana leite silva

Gosto muito da sua música, sua doce voz , e simpatia.

2 days ago
Freelancers in Dubai
Freelancers in Dubai

Listening to Alicia Keys is therapeutic.

2 days ago
Sariri Kallpa
Sariri Kallpa

This is so healing!!

2 days ago
Jin J
Jin J

지렸다

2 days ago
Jazz Mine
Jazz Mine

Been a fan of Alicia since high scool. Alicia key is in a different level! Along with BTS, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran... my power favorite ARTISTS with real talent that can really showcase.

2 days ago
Amelia Eichel
Amelia Eichel

PLEASE BRING LADY WRAY ON

2 days ago
Cristiano Oliviera Santos
Cristiano Oliviera Santos

Espiritual, lindo e brilhante é a música de Alicia Keys. Conheci seu R&B qnd tinha 15 anos e agora com 30 ainda sinto sua energia tão apaixonante. Saudações do Brasil.

3 days ago
Shorti G
Shorti G

She gives me such positive vibes.....

3 days ago
Socrates117
Socrates117

No offense to Mac miller, but how does his tiny desk have 44mil views and Alicia only havin 6.8mil? Like what da feck

3 days ago
Erica Y
Erica Y

I love the way her background singers look at her 🥰

3 days ago
Erica Y
Erica Y

VOYAGER 😂

Day ago
VOYAGER
VOYAGER

Its because you haven't seen the way i am watching her😊

Day ago
Erica Y
Erica Y

Her background singers are like chocolate drops to my ears. Just sun kissed

3 days ago
ludo nntt
ludo nntt

That note at 21:59, that was something else !

3 days ago
alex mijsters
alex mijsters

Couldn't used to relate, tought myself to follow the heart and thank Alicia and al there , for making washington and the north east pacific feel like the caribian being delivered in Holland

3 days ago
A.T. M.
A.T. M.

So good! So good

3 days ago
ゆうこゆうこ
ゆうこゆうこ

ありがとう。憧れです。

3 days ago
Jimmy Avila Avila
Jimmy Avila Avila

Maravilhoso, divino.!!

3 days ago
박용우
박용우

Love from Korea. I feel Love in this stage💜

3 days ago
Emma Jane Kepley
Emma Jane Kepley

Oh Alicia, you're a VIBE.

3 days ago
Sonia VP
Sonia VP

❤️

3 days ago
DEXTER REH
DEXTER REH

the male background vocalist is amazing

4 days ago
DEXTER REH
DEXTER REH

they both are. I got goosebumps like 4 times, usually the powerful vocal harmony moments.

4 days ago
Cam
Cam

No One is new school fans and Fallin is Old school fans. Old school still winnin

4 days ago
tammi rouleau
tammi rouleau

I would love to hear her do ‘ a women’s work’💓 I love Maxwell’s version but I would love to hear Missez Keys take on it🥰🇨🇦✨

4 days ago
Cam
Cam

I love when she hit that "UH"

4 days ago
xThePinkApple
xThePinkApple

she is such an incredible live performer, studio recordings just cannot do her justice

4 days ago
xThePinkApple
xThePinkApple

@tandie nkosi right?! love that so much

3 days ago
tandie nkosi
tandie nkosi

broooo, she is so engaged to her audience live

3 days ago
Perrin Varela
Perrin Varela

Gramercy Park is pure gold for the life ive been living

4 days ago
This is my LITE don’t block the SUN
This is my LITE don’t block the SUN

She is st8 street. Bopin to tht 1st song like she was performing a trap song.

4 days ago
Laura Merchán
Laura Merchán

Please, just PLEASE! Bring JOHN MAYER!!!!!!

4 days ago
Josey Falhaber
Josey Falhaber

wat een trut

4 days ago
marsha kanya
marsha kanya

I just love how the band adore her so much

4 days ago
eloísa de la barra goic
eloísa de la barra goic

aaaaaaa those chorists, such beautiful souls. Individually and as a couple

4 days ago
SATHNAmusic.
SATHNAmusic.

An inspirer for kindness from the heart and music❤️

4 days ago
Kevin Smith, the Priest
Kevin Smith, the Priest

alicia is an amazing human being

4 days ago
Ryan Lorch
Ryan Lorch

Definitely my favourite TDC!

4 days ago
Faziah Addala
Faziah Addala

God bless you ALICIA ❤❤❤❤❤❤ Thank you very much 🤗

4 days ago
Sigit Prabowo
Sigit Prabowo

Genius 👍

4 days ago
Missy R
Missy R

Super love this!!!

4 days ago
extra gamer 292
extra gamer 292

.......

4 days ago
Misael Pereira
Misael Pereira

Just something from another world. Pure therapy. Bless you

4 days ago
Joshua Ramatowski
Joshua Ramatowski

Backup singers stole the show for me

4 days ago
seerajene
seerajene

Love you Alicia❤️

4 days ago
violinbird
violinbird

I don’t know what happened at 24:36 but I felt that in my ovaries

4 days ago
Ana Luíza Cardoso
Ana Luíza Cardoso

everything about this video is the definition of perfection

4 days ago
Everton Teles Rodrigues
Everton Teles Rodrigues

She's perfectly tuned even when she's introducing the band.

4 days ago
Alex Harris
Alex Harris

Yeah she always in the right key

2 days ago
N N
N N

But why is she lip syncing though?? 🤔

5 days ago
Theo Damane
Theo Damane

The way that this woman is the love of my life 🥺♥️ that fallin arrangement is TOP TIER 🙌🏽🔥

5 days ago
Izabella Batista
Izabella Batista

i need SZA on tiny desk

5 days ago
Karrie Auger
Karrie Auger

Watching this felt like a friend giving me a big hug

5 days ago
Kopano M
Kopano M

artist tsa nnete!!

5 days ago
Janiece Ivory McKinney
Janiece Ivory McKinney

Goosebumps at the opening of Fallin'. Love this woman.

5 days ago
Vanessa Vanessa
Vanessa Vanessa

More than 20 years of Alicia Keys and I still don't get fed up! 🙂 Hope she'll come back to the Montreux Jazz Festival when times gets better.

5 days ago
WC2hands
WC2hands

Think I’m addicted to Alicia’s Live performances now

5 days ago
WC2hands
WC2hands

Whooh!!! Show the back up singers some ¡LOVE! Their voices are spiritual echoes. Beautiful. Keep it up! A’s personal band!!! Everyone here sounds amazing :)

5 days ago
Edgar Armando
Edgar Armando

excuse me but the TIME when ALL the humanity need it more LOVE than EVER was in WORLD WAR 1 AND 2 . now blah is NOTHING NOTHIIIING COMPARED TO THOSE DAYS .

5 days ago
Dedy Hady
Dedy Hady

Kereeennnn, big applause for da pretty one and only Alicia Keys 👏👏👏👏👏😍

5 days ago
Stephanie Winterfeld
Stephanie Winterfeld

I absolutely love Alicia Keys, her sound, her voice, her heart, her message. The most amazing artist!

5 days ago
samdolla
samdolla

fk me GOOSEBUMPS alllllllllllll the wayyyyy

5 days ago
Crispina Santos
Crispina Santos

Voçes sao alegre. Trasmite energias muito bom

5 days ago
Just another Human being
Just another Human being

I feel high after watching this.

5 days ago
Michelle O'Brien
Michelle O'Brien

In the beginning I was not an Alicia Keys fan. I thought she and her songs were boring. How wrong I was!!! She is AWESOMENESS & LOVE PERSONIFIED

5 days ago
10ml
10ml

Omg what a blessing to see and hear this during lockdown in Victoria Australia

5 days ago
eiderglast
eiderglast

Alicia Keys... natural beauty.

5 days ago

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