Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar Team Up For Song On The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.11.2014
Along with Pharrell and others...
Billboard reports that A song written by Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar and Hans Zimmer will appear on the soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Pharrell will also produce the song, which is called "It's On Again". It will be performed by Keys with Lamar in a featured role.
Keys said: "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."
Director Marc Webb added: "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. Alicia's song, ‘It's On Again,' is the perfect end note. For the overall score, I'm so amazed by what Hans Zimmer and the Magnificent Six were able to achieve with the music in the film. Every director wants his movie to have a unique sound, but this is beyond unique. It's completely unlike any movie score that's come before."
The score was provided by Zimmer with Pharrell, Incubus' Mike Einzinger, Johnny Marr, Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski and Steve Mazzaro.
Zimmer said: "When we came together to form a band to create the music of this film, we did the opposite of what composers usually do -- we wrote songs, and from the songs came the themes. We embraced a rock 'n' roll ethos on this movie, and it paid off."
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."
The soundtrack will be released on April 22, not long before the film's theatrical release on May 2. The soundtrack will have new material from the Neighbourhood, Pharrell, Alvin Risk and LIZ. Phosphorescent's "Song for Zula" will also appear.