Alicia Keys is rooting for the “Underdog” on her latest single, which she co-wrote with Ed Sheeran.
“Some people may think of the word underdog as a negative word but I see it as a powerful word representing people who may be underestimated and yet still rise to the challenge and exceed expectations,” Keys explained. “I love this song so much because it’s about real life and real people and our experiences. We’ve all been in a place in our lives where we’ve had to defy the odds. It’s never easy.”
She added, “One of my favorite lyrics in the song is, ‘They say I would never make it but I was built to break the mold.’ I don’t think there’s a person on the planet that hasn’t felt that way.”
Keys also debuted the official video for “Underdog,” which was directed by Wendy Morgan.
“Underdog” follows Keys’ previously released tracks “Time Machine” and “Show Me Love.” All three tracks will appear on her upcoming seventh studio album, Alicia, which will release this spring on RCA Records.
Keys has a lot in store for her fans this year. On January 26, Keys will return as host for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Her memoir More Myself will release on March 31 via Flatiron Publishing.
Watch Alicia Keys’ visual for “Underdog” above.