Alicia Keys: discover the music video for “Lifeline”

Music news

Discover Lifeline by Alicia Keys, a new extract from the soundtrack of The Color Purple, a new adaptation of the musical.

Alicia Keys unveils the video for “Lifeline”, her new contribution to the soundtrack of The Color Purple.

“Lifeline” is the quintessence of Alicia Keys, an R&B pop hit carried by its warm and danceable piano parts. The singer co-produced the track with Tricky Stewart, Marshmello and TMS. The music video, directed by Diane Martel, includes clips from the film interspersed with footage showing Alicia Keys performing the song in varying costumes and settings.

Check it out via the player below:

“Lifeline” is one of many new tracks inspired by the new adaptation of The Color Purple. Beyond Alicia Keys, the soundtrack includes contributions from Mary J. Blige, Halle Bailey, Coco Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Missy Elliott, and Jorja Smith. Fantasia Barrino and H.E.R., who also appear in the film, also contributed to the soundtrack.

Alongside these soundtrack-inspired tracks is an album featuring renditions of songs from the musical by members of the cast. The film’s music was composed by Kris Bowers.

The Color Purple hits theaters on January 24, 2024. Directed by Blitz Bazawule, the film stars Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Aunjanue Ellis, Halle Bailey and Ciara. HER and Jon Batiste play their first film roles there.

The musical The Color Purple is the second film adaptation of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel of the same name. The first film, released in 1985 and directed by Steven Spielberg, included a soundtrack by Quincy Jones, who was also responsible for production. The stage musical adaptation, on which the upcoming film is based, ran on Broadway between 2005 and 2008. It subsequently won a Tony Award and was re-performed between 2015 and 2017.


Written by

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson is a dedicated writer and key contributor to the WECB website, Emerson College's student-run radio station. Passionate about music, radio communication, and journalism, Christopher pursues his craft with a blend of meticulous research and creative flair. His writings on the site cover an array of subjects, from music reviews and artist interviews to event updates and industry news. As an active member of the Emerson College community, Christopher is not only a writer but also an advocate for student involvement, using his work to foster increased engagement and enthusiasm within the school's radio and broadcasting culture. Through his consistent and high-quality outputs, Christopher Johnson helps shape the voice and identity of WECB, truly embodying its motto of being an inclusive, diverse, and enthusiastic music community.