Back to Life

Album: Queen of Katwe (2016)
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  • Alicia Keys wrote this song for the film Queen of Katwe, which tells the true story of an impoverished Ugandan girl, Phiona Mutesi, who rises from the streets of Kampala to become a chess champion. Keys explained:

    "'Back To Life' that I wrote for this film alongside collaborators Illangelo and Billy Walsh, is about pushing past that little voice of doubt in our heads so we can instead, electrify the world. When we allow women to find and express their power and potential, the world changes for the better.

    I encourage people to see this film, be moved by Phiona's story and then go back into their own communities and encourage a girl who will rise like a flower that breaks through the concrete to see the sun!"
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