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Alicia Keys shares throwback BTS video working with Pharrell on 2014's Amazing Spider-Man 2


Alicia Keys took to Instagram on Saturday to share a behind-the-scenes video from when she worked on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack with Pharrell.

The 40-year-old musician flashed all the way back to 2014 when she and the producer, 48, enlisted Kendrick Lamar, 34, for the song It’s On Again.

Below a throwback clip of her in the studio with Pharrell she wrote, ‘LOVE all the love y’all are showing again for this song “It’s On Again” w/ @pharrell and @kendricklamar.’ 

Reminiscing: Alicia Keys took to Instagram and on Saturday to share a behind the scenes video from when she worked on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack with Pharrell

Reminiscing: Alicia Keys took to Instagram and on Saturday to share a behind the scenes video from when she worked on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack with Pharrell

The mom-of-two then added, ‘Making it was [fire emojis]. Check the vibes ‼️‼️‼️’ before asking her followers, ‘Have you seen my tiktok??’ 

The minute-long clip began with a shot of her and the Happy singer sitting at a desk in a music studio.

A woman in the foreground then said, ‘Okay, I got rid of it,’ before Alicia chimes in with, ‘Okay let’s take it from the tippy top.’ 

Pharrell proclaimed, ‘I’m so thankful, man. This project is so…’ as Keys interjected to add, ‘It’s exciting, huh?’

Hard at work: The minute-long clip begins with a shot of her and the Happy singer sitting at a desk in a music studio

Hard at work: The minute-long clip begins with a shot of her and the Happy singer sitting at a desk in a music studio

The dimly lit workspace was full of computer monitors and water bottles as the artists plugged away at the project.  

They New York native wore a black and grey checked turtleneck sweater and the former Voice coach was dressed in a black and white striped shirt layered underneath a track jacket.

Alicia’s super short haircut in the snippet is indicative of the eight-year time difference between present day and when the collaboration took place. 

Work environment: The dimly lit workspace was full of computer monitors and water bottles as the artists plugged away at the project

Work environment: The dimly lit workspace was full of computer monitors and water bottles as the artists plugged away at the project

Pharrell said in the clip, ‘I’m telling you, they don’t see this coming,’ as Alicia agreed, ‘No, [they don’t].’

Next, the loud cinematic theme music started to play before Pharrell began animatedly filling in for Kendrick, who wasn’t part of the video. 

An interview segment began in which Alicia noted, ‘The whole Kendrick thing was kind of ill because we put the whole song together and we didn’t really know where Kendrick would go.’

She pondered, ‘Like did he go at the top of the song, did he go on the middle of the song, before the end of the song?’

The classically trained pianist added that German film composer Hans Zimmer, 64, contributed to the music with the creation of a ‘whole orchestral passage between the end of the movie to lead all the way into the end credits of the movie.’ 

The entertainer excitedly revealed, ‘That’s when we knew, “Oh, that’s where Kendrick goes!”‘ 

Media maven: Taking to Instagram Stories Alicia directed her 22.5 million followers to her TikTok page

Media maven: Taking to Instagram Stories Alicia directed her 22.5 million followers to her TikTok page

Taking to Instagram Stories Alicia, who’s married to rapper and producer Swizz Beats, directed her 22.5 million followers to her TikTok page.

There she gave her fans even more Spider-Man-themed content. 

Dressed in a fuzzy white cropped tank top, the music artist moved her arms hypnotically as she simulated casting a spell.

‘Y’all gonna make me unleash the DRAGON!!!!! ‼️‼️‼️’ she wrote in the caption. Then a montage photo of her with a pet lizard on her chest appeared in background.

Playful: Dressed in a fuzzy white cropped tank top, the music artist moved her arms hypnotically as she simulated casting a spell

Playful: Dressed in a fuzzy white cropped tank top, the music artist moved her arms hypnotically as she simulated casting a spell

It’s On Again was playing in the background of the fun recording, and Keys used the Spider-Man: No Way Home logo tag in the top left corner of the video.

No Way Home is the latest installment of the Spider-Man franchise and it stars Tom Holland as the protagonist and Zendaya as his love interest MJ. 

Three weeks after its December 17 release date, the massively successful film remains number one at the box office and has been declared one of the top 10 grossing films of all time.

Memory lane: Alicia Keys, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, and Hans Zimmer all collaborated for the Spider-Man 2 theme song in 2014

Memory lane: Alicia Keys, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, and Hans Zimmer all collaborated for the Spider-Man 2 theme song in 2014

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