Alicia Keys is caught in Spider-Man’s web. The Multi-Grammy Award winner is set to be featured on the upcoming soundtrack “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” with the track “It’s On Again.”
According to superherohype.com on March 12, the track will also feature Kendrick Lamar. The song is written exclusively for the film by Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, and Kendrick Lamar and produced by Pharrell Williams.
Alicia Keys is pretty excited to be a part of the franchise and working with other music artist on the project: "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 superhero in all of us," Keys said.
After the announcement, “Amazing Spider-Man 2” director Marc Webb commented on the collaboration with artists for finding the right sound for the film. "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 endnote. 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 film is scored by Hans Zimmer, the man behind films such as “The Dark Knight” Trilogy and “Man of Steel” among other scores. So, he knows what it takes to score a superhero film. But who’s the Magnificent Six? They are Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr (of The Smiths, Modest Mouse), Michael Einziger (of Incubus), Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski, and Steve Mazzaro.
Zimmer, an Oscar and Grammy-winning composer, expressed his feelings about the project:
"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-and-roll ethos on this movie, and it paid off."
Sounds like the album will definitely have some “electrifying” tunes. Will you be picking up “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack? It’ll hit shelves Tuesday, April 22 2014.