Global music star Alicia Keys has partnered with CNN to release her new single ‘Good Job’.
Written last year with her husband and producer Swizz Beatz, The Dream and Avery Chambliss, ‘Good Job’ was originally written to celebrate and acknowledge the unsung heroes in Alicia’s life. These include her mum who struggled as a as a single woman in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, and many others who she saw were often overlooked.
However, in the wake of the current global pandemic, ‘Good Job’ has taken on a whole new meaning, with the track now paying homage to the frontline workers who are keeping things afloat, as well as people of all walks of life during this unprecedented time.
Speaking about the track, Alicia said: “Whether you’re on the frontlines at the hospitals, balancing work, family and homeschool teaching, delivering mail, packages, or food, or facing other personal difficulties because of COVID-19, I feel you. You are seen, loved and deeply appreciated.”
‘Good Job’, which is taken from Alicia’s forthcoming seventh studio album ALICIA, will be used as the theme for a new CNN Heroes campaign celebrating the ordinary people who’ve emerged as heroes during the COVID-19 crisis. CNN viewers and users are being encouraged to share pictures and videos of the individuals who are making the world a better place during this crisis. A selection of these every day heroes will be recognised by CNN across its TV, digital and social channels each week.
“Alicia’s new song perfectly captures the best of what we’ve witnessed during this pandemic – everyday people who have stepped up to answer the call of duty when the world needs them most,” said Jeff Zucker, Chairman of WarnerMedia News & Sports. “We’re honored to partner with Alicia in sharing her inspirational work with the world, and to recognize all of these heroes.”
A visual for ‘Good Job’ was also premiered during CNN’s Global Town Hall, which you can view here.
‘Good Job’ is available to download and stream now.