Watch Alicia Keys & Khalid Link Up For New Self-Affirming Duet 'So Done'
By Paris Close
August 14, 2020
The R&B singers linked up for an uplifting, self-affirming duet titled “So Done.” The artists marked the release of their new song with a prom-themed music video which stars After Everything actress Sasha Lane playing a wallflower type who, as the party gets crashed by a motorcycle gang, whisks off with a biker chick by the visual’s ending.
The Ludwig Goransson-produced record hears Keys and Khalid render a harmonic melody about restoring control of one’s destiny through self-affirmation — an anthemic godsend for the times if there ever were one — after losing themselves to the expectations of others.
“'Cause I'm so, so done/ Guardin' my tongue, holdin' me back/ I'm livin' the way that I want/ 'Cause I'm so, so done/ Fighting myself, goin' through Hell/ I'm livin' the way that I want,” the duo croon over a cool bass and electric guitar production.
“So Done” is the latest offering to appear from Keys' forthcoming album, ALICIA, which will feature 15 new songs from the Grammy-winning artist. The song also follows previously-released singles "Perfect Way to Die," “Show Me Love," and “Underdog.”
“I’m so excited to share ‘So Done’ with the world,” Keys said in a statement. “We call it a trance! The energy is inescapable! Collaborating with Khalid on this one was very special. This song is about being done with changing yourself for the sake of others and letting go of anyone else’s ideas of how your life should look.”