It’s been a very long time since I have liked ANY music that Alicia Keys has released solo wise or as a feature. This track?! I absolutely love. Kendrick starts off just lyrically slaying per usual. Alicia Keys takes to the mic for the remainder of the song with a Caribbean tone in her voice, but the song as a whole just WORKED. I absolutely love the track. I’ve really fallen in love with Kendrick’s artistry since his Grammy performance with Imagine Dragons. Yeah I know I can be considered late with how great of an artist he is, but that performance made me a believe. As for the song I will be listening to it some more, but I’m so pleased to hear an Alicia Keys track that I can put in rotation. It’s been too long. Oh and incase you didn’t know this track was produced by Skateboy P, Pharrell Williams.
Here’s what Alicia had to say about the track:
I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer. This is the next chapter in the Spider-Man legacy and we really feel ‘It’s On Again’ captures the experience, the story—and most importantly—the meaning behind the film, which is that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. There’s a little bit of a super hero in all of us.
Hans has created an iconic score theme and it was exciting to collaborate with him again on this song. When I was making the song, I knew Alicia and Kendrick had to be on it. They take the song to a whole new level.
The track will be released via iTunes on April 1st and soundtrack will be released April 22nd. Be sure to check out the movie as well on May 2nd.