On the new reflective and piano-laden song â€œAlive,â€ Cynthia Erivo sees no point in avoiding the pain of the past when it benefits the evolution. Its earnest pop&B flare is deftly reminiscent of Rihanna and features solid and wistful lyrics co-written with Sean Douglas.
â€œSometimes we run away from who weâ€™ve been and what weâ€™ve been through, thinking thatâ€™s the best way to move forward,â€ shared Erivo in a statement. â€œBut we have to stand flat-footed and look at those experiences, and [learn the lessons they were meant to teach].â€
â€œAliveâ€ is the recent offering from Erivoâ€™s upcoming new album Ch. 1 Vs. 1, which drops on September 17 via Verve Records/Universal Music Canada. The album, executive produced by Will Wells, will include the previously shared â€œDay Offâ€ and â€œThe Good.â€
In acting news, the multi-awarded singer/actress is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role as Aretha Franklin in National Geographicâ€™s anthology series, Genius. The 2021 Primetime Emmys will air live on September 19 on CBS and Paramount+.
Listen to Cynthia Erivoâ€™s new song â€œAliveâ€ below.