Alicia Keys and Khalid have dropped a brand new collaboration single, ‘So Done’, receiving its premiere on YouTube today (August 14). Check it out below along with our exclusive photos from the shoot.
The single is the latest offering from Keys’ new album ‘ALICIA’, which is due for release in the Autumn. The music video stars actress Sasha Lane (American Honey) and was directed by Andy Hines (Lizzo, Anderson .Paak).
Alicia Keys and Khalid drop new collaboration, ‘So Done“I’m so excited to share ‘So Done’ with the world,” said Keys. “We call it a trance! The energy is inescapable! Collaborating with Khalid on this one was very special. This song is about being done with changing yourself for the sake of others and letting go of any one else’s ideas of how your life should look.”
Watch the official music video for ‘So Done’ below:
The pair teased new music earlier this week in a cryptic tweet exchange.
Keys tagged Khalid in a post on Twitter and wrote “I think it’s time”, sharing a 15-second audio clip of her singing: “Because I’m so, so done/I’m living the way that I want”.
Khalid simply responded, “YUP”.
I think it’s time @thegreatkhalid pic.twitter.com/zYXT3to7wM
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) August 13, 2020
YUP @aliciakeys !!!! https://t.co/9x2VlXAoqh
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) August 13, 2020
‘So Done’ follows Keys’ latest single, ‘Perfect Way To Die’, released in June.
The track, released in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, discussed “the culture of police violence” and a “system of racism that looks at Black life as unworthy”.
Keys is also set to release a new album, ‘Alicia’, this autumn, featuring the single.
Also in June, Khalid dropped the single ‘Experience’, a collaboration with Victoria Monét and SG Lewis. Amid Black Lives Matter protests, the trio explained why they stuck to their intended release date: “We’ve always used music as a form of escapism from troubling things.”
“This song, though deep in subject matter, sonically simply feels joyful and celebratory. It’s important to us to highlight and celebrate Black joy and love in the middle of so much pain and trauma.”