It’s been over 10 years since the music video for Alicia Keys and Beyonce‘s duet, ‘Put It In a Love Song,’ was filmed in Brazil but – for specific reasons undisclosed by either party – was never properly released.
The Swizz Beatz-produced song, featured on Keys’ fourth studio album ‘Element of Freedom’ (2009), was set to be the LP’s fourth official single yet was eventually scrapped despite having tapped famed music video director Melina Matsoukas to helm its accompanying visual.
In the time since, Alicia has fielded many questions about its release status – most of which she’s dodged with ambiguous answers. Now, hot on the promo trail of her seventh studio album ‘ALICIA,’ the 15-time GRAMMY winner was quizzed again on if the clip will ever see the light of day.
See what she said about that and so much more inside:
1:43 On why new album is called ‘ALICIA’
3:27 On how her book, ‘More Myself,’ inspired new album
18:50 On ‘Underdog’
27:00 NFL, Black Lives Matter initiatives
35:00 On Her Dream Verzuz Battle
36:40 Status of “Put It In a Love Song” Video Release