Alicia Keys has unveiled a cover of Billie Eilish’s breakout 2015 song, “Ocean Eyes,” as part of Spotify’s Singles series.
The singer transforms the synth pop song into a characteristically soulful piano ballad, reminiscent of her iconic 2004 hit, “If I Ain’t Got You.” “You really know how to make me cry / When you give me those ocean eyes / I’m scared / I’ve never fallen from quite this high / Fallin’ into your ocean eyes,” she sings.
Released alongside her cover of “Ocean Eyes” was a stripped-back rendition of “Show Me Love,” featuring Miguel. Keys recently dropped a video for her latest single, “Time Machine.” Both “Show Me Love” and “Time Machine” are expected to feature on Keys’ forthcoming album, ALICIA, due out sometime next year.
Listen to Keys’ cover of “Ocean Eyes” here: