This fall will see the release of Alicia Keys’ forthcoming seventh studio LP ALICIA, her first since 2016’s HERE. Fans have already been able to enjoy a slew of singles from the project, including “Good Job,” “Perfect Way To Die,” “Time Machine,” “Underdog,” and the Miguel-assisted “Show Me Love.” Now, she connects with Khalid for “So Done,” which is produced by Ludwig Göransson and sees the two decided to live life for themselves:
“I’m livin’ the way that I want, I lost control over all my energy, done so much damage to my heart, I’ve given in, I’ve changed my identity, I didn’t mean to go so far.../”
The accompanying visual is directed by Andy Hines and sees Keys and Khalid performing the song in front of what looks like a high school prom. Meanwhile, actress Sasha Lane enters into the environment seemingly as a spectator, watching the other kids dance and take photos of themselves. At some point, a biker gang crashes the event, trashing everything and creating chaos while Lane looks on. One of the bikers hands her her jacket, and Lane decided to ride out with said gang into the night — a pretty dope match for the song’s freeing subject matter.
Keys’ debut, Songs In A Minor, was released back in 2001, and the Hells Kitchen vocalist-musician quickly became one of R&B’s frontrunners, eventually selling over 12 million copies of that album worldwide. Since then, she’s released other chart-toppers like The Diary Of Alicia Keys, As I Am, and Girl On Fire, eventually leading to the aforementioned HERE. Her counterpart Khalid has been taking over the charts as well — at only 22, his 2019 sophomore release Free Spirit landed at number one on the Billboard 200 with 202,000 album equivalent units sold.
Press play on their collaboration below.