Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Alicia Keys released a powerful new anthem on April 23rd in partnership with CNN called “Good Job.” The song is dedicated to all the frontline and essential workers risking exposure to the coronavirus every day. The multi-Grammy singer-songwriter’s track is the theme song for CNN’s new Heroes campaign in celebration of the ordinary people who’ve emerged as heroes during the Covid-19 crisis.
The singer disclosed that her song was originally written months ago to honor the unsung heroes in Keys’ own life, she told CNN. “It has always been such a personal song and such a poignant song,” Alicia explained. “And every time I play it, I want to cry because I’m thinking of my mother I’m thinking of my grandmother, I’m thinking of friends of mine who can’t make ends meet.”
Keys added the song has now taken on a new meaning since the coronavirus outbreak. “A lot of times people don’t feel like they’re doing a good job. They feel underwater and like there’s never going to be a brighter day,” Alicia says. “Fast forward to now, with where we are now, and it’s almost like the song was written for this and I didn’t know it.”
Key’s shared the live CNN performance of Good Job on her Instagram.
She captioned the video with:
Can’t believe that this song I wrote months ago... is sooo relevant now. I wrote it for all the people that work so hard and never hear the words “Good Job” I believe in us though, I believe in the way we are showing up for each other and caring about each other. The way that we are all connected more than we’ve ever been before. This is for you. You’re doing a good job! 👏🏽 👏🏽 👏🏽 Endless love to @therealswizzz and @thekingdream and @avenuebeatz for creating these beautiful words and music with me 💜💜Thank you @CNN