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Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile debuted a new duet Thursday, “A Beautiful Noise,” on the CBS election special Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy. RCA released the track on 10/30.

Keys and Carlile wrote the song with Ruby Amanfu, Brandy Clark, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry and Hailey Whitters. The lyrics speak to the importance of finding your voice and being unafraid to use it to stand up for what’s important.

“The evolution of ‘A Beautiful Noise’ represents a group of incredible women from all different walks of life coming together with a universal message of hope and empowerment,” Carlile said. “It is an important reminder that we all have a voice and that our voices count.”

Keys and actors Kerry Washington and America Ferrera co-hosted the special, which was produced by Live Nation and Global Citizen. The nonpartisan event encouraged Americans to get to the polls and served as a reminder that a strong democracy depends on civic engagement and fair elections.

“This song has that special energy that we really need to feel right now,” Keys said. “Everyone has the power to make a beautiful noise and to lift others up with their voice. And now more than ever, we need to let those voices be heard by voting.”

Fans are encouraged to participate in the movement to make #ABeautifulNoise on their social channels. The mission of this campaign is to help people from all underserved communities inspire one another to turn out at the ballot box by sharing empowering stories and plans for voting.