Mon 31 Mar 2014
Is it me or have movie soundtracks got a lot better these past few years? Gone are the days when you’ll see some of rap’s biggest names on one project, à la Above the Rim, but since the overwhelming success of Pharrell’s “Happy,” it seems like the film world has upped its soundtrack game.
Just take the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 album, which just so happens to have landed a monster of a collaboration from Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. “It’s On Again” is a typically cinematic cut which opens with a fiery verse from K. Dot before Ms. Keys smooths things out over Skateboard’s sleek and funky production. Check out pictures from the video shoot here, and listen to the track below.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack arrives April 22, while the film itself hits theaters on May 2.
Stream after the jump…
Alicia Keys discusses working with Kendrick and Pharrell on “It’s On Again”:
Working with such talented artists like Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar and the king of movie scores — Hans Zimmer — was an incredible experience. What I love most about our song “It’s On Again” from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ is the message that we all have the potential to be extraordinary. That is something I believe in. We can all be superheroes in our own lives!”
[via Ryan Seacrest]