Modern families are finally getting their due in the media with representation in commercials, print ads, films, and now music videos. Alicia Keys just released a new song and video titled, “Blended Family,” and it highlights the beauty of stepfamilies, multiracial families, and yes, two-mom multiracial families to beautiful lyrics about love and familial bonds.
The song appears extremely personal for Alicia Keys as it features her multiracial and blended family to Kasseem “Swiss Beatz” Dean, sons Egypt and Genesis, and her stepsons Prince Nasir and Kasseem Dean Jr.
The song itself is dedicated to her stepsons, which is immediately made clear with lyrics directed to her stepsons like, “Hey, I might not really be your mother, but that don’t mean that I don’t really love ya.”
Rapper A$AP is also on the track and discusses having four stepmothers, stepsiblings, and even god siblings growing up.
Speaking of the song, Alicia Keys said, “My new song ‘Blended Family (What You Do For Love)’ is inspired by my family’s personal journey to cultivate deeper understanding, compassion, support and love.”
She added, “To me, the word ‘family’ has no singular definition and the modern family is made up of all kinds of beautiful people of different walks of life willing to put love first.”
Check out this beautiful song and this wonderful video that shows a great set of diverse multiracial families smiling in love and happiness. We’re pretty sure this will make its way to the top of your playlist!