Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell Williams are combining their musical superpowers. The all-star trio has collaborated on a song for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.Produced by Pharrell, the Keys-led “It’s On Again” features Kendrick and will appear on the film’s soundtrack.
“I’m very excited to be a part of such a powerful collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer,” said Keys (via Billboard). “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.”
Pharrell added, “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.”
“We were looking for just the right song to close out the film—a song that would be upbeat and exciting, but also contain a note of foreboding,” said director Marc Webb. “Alicia’s song, ‘It’s On Again,’ is the perfect end note.”
The score was helmed by Zimmer, Pharrell, Incubus’ Mike Einziger, Johnny Marr, Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski, and Steve Mazzaro.