Review: ‘It’s On Again’ by Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar

The upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie has a new promo single titled It’s On Again by Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar.

Lamar opens the track with rapid-fire rapping atop Hans Zimmer’s orchestra and Keys’ piano, then segues into her smooth-as-butter vocals and a hard-driving rhythm. Happy artist Pharrell Williams collaborated with the two to produce a cinematic opening to capture the Spidey’s frenetic struggle against the evils of mankind, and a message to keep fighting for the common good. Don’t miss the lyrics.

Listen to the track here:

Though I’m not a fan of rap, Lamar’s raspy delivery is a perfect fit for the grittiness of the movie, and by the time Keys’ went into that urban sound that she’s so good at, I was hooked. Admittedly it somehow lacks the grandeur of an epic action franchise, but it still makes a great soundtrack between fight scenes.

You can pre-order the Amazing Spider-Man 2 OST over at iTunes. The movie, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, hits U.S. theaters on May 2.

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