Alicia Keys sings mournfully about slavery on the highly emotional “Queen Of The Field”. The soulful piano ballad appears on the 12 Years A Slave soundtrack and effortlessly evokes the struggle of black women in pre-Civil War United States.
“Queen of the field, born among cotton,” croons Alicia over her trusty piano and traditional instruments from the era. “Just a little girl, little girl forgotten.” As expected from the ever-great R&B diva, it’s extremely powerful and heartfelt.
Steve McQueen‘s film is generating major Oscar buzz. Perhaps the “Girl On Fire” singer will snag one for best original song? Listen after the jump.
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