London, UK – St Pancras International Station in London experienced an unexpected musical treat on Monday as Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys graced commuters with an impromptu performance. The surprise appearance delighted passersby as the “Girl on Fire” singer showcased her musical prowess at a black piano generously provided to the station by the iconic Elton John.
Seated at the piano, Keys treated the crowd to a soulful rendition of four of her popular songs, creating an unforgettable moment for those passing through the bustling station. The playlist included her chart-toppers “Empire State of Mind” and “If I Ain’t Got You,” as well as the timeless hit “No One.” Additionally, she previewed a new song titled “Lifeline,” featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie musical The Color Purple.
Alicia Keys, a powerhouse in the R&B genre, has been in London over the past weekend, actively promoting The Color Purple, set to release on December 25. The original movie musical, based on a book and a previous film of the same name, features a star-studded cast including Fantasia Barrino, Halle Bailey, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Ciara, and Colman Domingo.
This surprise musical interlude at St Pancras International Station added a touch of magic to the daily commute for those fortunate enough to witness Alicia Keys’ live performance on Elton John’s piano.