Passers-by took videos of the surreal moment as the New York-born superstar put on an impromptu show to remember. She also introduced a new song of hers called “Lifeline,” a piece from the soundtrack of the upcoming movie “The Color Purple.” This surprise act by the New York-born musician celebrated the launch of “The Diary of Alicia Keys 20.”
This special publication commemorates her second record, a multi-platinum success that first graced the charts in 2003. Loads of footage was uploaded from Monday, December 11, showing a crowd of people surrounding Alicia Keys as she played Sir Elton John’s iconic piano at the station.
A fortunate individual who observed this live shared a video on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter, writing: “So Alicia Keys just rocked up at St. Pancras train station and played some of her biggest hits. Mad.” Another shared their unique encounter, commenting, “Imagine getting in a lift at St. Pancras and seeing Alicia Keys at the piano.” Watch the video below for a surreal moment in a lift.
This surprise gig followed Alicia Keys’ performance at the “Jingle Bell Ball,” hosted by Capital FM. The event was held at the London O2 Arena with an audience of over 20,000 fans, most unaware she would be playing later at the local train station. Adding to her achievements, “Hell’s Kitchen,” her new musical, is set to hit Broadway. This spring, it will debut, showcasing yet another facet of Alicia Keys’ incredible talents.